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Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.



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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pasajeros  »

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Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.39 : 1
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Another sci-fi appearance in which Laurence Fishburne is dealing with issues in space, the first being Event Horizon (1997) where he plays Capt. Miller. See more »


The Avalon's journey is scheduled to take 120 years, and this is regarded as a constant throughout the film. Since the ship is traveling at half of light speed, relativity will be a factor, and time will pass much slower on board ship. One hundred and twenty years of ship time could equate to a couple of centuries or more on Earth or Homestead 2. See more »


[first lines]
Wake-up Hologram: Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: [softly] It's Jim.
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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Le soleil a chassé la pluie
Written by Michel Goudreau, Jean Custeau and David Elias
Performed by Michel Goudreau (as Mike Goudreau) & Friends
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Passengers was fantastic!
22 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Passengers is yet another example as to why you should go see the movies professional critics hate & save your money on the ones they absolutely love. Going to see a movie at the theater is like $30 now for just 2 people & that's without visiting concessions. I don't know about everybody else but if I'm going to spend a few days worth of grocery money for a 2 hour movie experience I'm really hoping not to be bored to tears or looking at the time wondering how much longer it'll be until a movie is over. Passengers just ends up on my very long list, lately, of movies critics tried to bring down that were waves better than the ones they are directing people to see. This movie is visually stunning & the story telling is not only thought provoking but innovative while doing so! It was great to see a story like this one told in a way that didn't spend most of its time trying to dialogue it's way into Oscar nominations. If you are going to venture out to see a movie for the Holidays go see this one!

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