A true story about a former government agent's quest to rescue children from sex traffickers is making heads turn in Hollywood.

Sound of Freedom has pulled in over $40 million USD across theatres in Canada and the United States in just six days of showings. While the latest Indiana Jones movie stays at the top of the box office, it's also playing in 4,600 theatres compared to Sound of Freedom which is showing in only 2,850 theatres in North America, Variety reports.

The entertainment magazine also reports the film is "one of the biggest openings in recent times for a faith-based film, according to Comscore, which counts this spring’s Kelsey Grammar-led Jesus Revolution ($15.8 million debut), 2019’s Breakthrough with Chrissy Metz ($11.2 million debut) and 2018’s Erwin brothers musical drama I Can Only Imagine ($17.1 million debut) as other top turnouts for movies that cater to religious audiences."

In fact, the movie even beat out Indiana Jones on its release date of July 4.

Jesus Revolution was considered a smash hit, gathering a total of $53 million USD during its run in theatres. That was enough to put it into the top 25 domestic releases this year according to VarietySound of Freedom seems poised to surpass that mark before it's even been in theatres for two weeks.

The film has a 76% rating from movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while it also boasts a 99% audience score.

Director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde says that while the subject matter is dark, it's a story he believes still provides people with hope.

"I want audiences to come and enjoy films, not to be hit over the head. So I had to take this dark theme, so the audience can digest it, and go on this journey, and enjoy this journey, because the journey, at the end, has hope. I like to make movies that begin where the movie ends because when people leave I like them to leave in a state of reflection."