A malfunction in a sleeping pod on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet wakes one passenger 90 years early.

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Morten Tyldum

Writer:

Jon Spaihts
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Aurora Lane
Chris Pratt ... Jim Preston
Michael Sheen ... Arthur
Laurence Fishburne ... Gus Mancuso
Andy Garcia ... Captain Norris
Vince Foster ... Executive Officer
Kara Flowers ... Communications Officer
Conor Brophy Conor Brophy ... Crew Member
Julee Cerda ... Instructor (Hologram)
Aurora Perrineau ... Best Friend
Lauren Farmer ... Party Friend
Emerald Mayne Emerald Mayne ... Party Friend
Kristin Brock ... Party Friend
Tom Ferrari Tom Ferrari ... Party Friend
Quansae Rutledge Quansae Rutledge ... Party Friend

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

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Reese Witherspoon and Emily Blunt were at separate times attached to the female lead, with The Weinstein Company producing. See more »

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When Aurora questions Jim about why he chose to travel to Homestead II, she casually debates the 'altruistic' motives of the Homestead Corporation for sending passengers to a distant star system at a reduced rate. She mentions how 'indentured service' is a component of the fare, in which each passenger must pay 20% of whatever they earn for the rest of their life to the corporation. Mention is also made of how the company has made 'quadrillions of dollars' from interstellar colonial activity, a vital part of which includes the indentured service of colonists on far-flung star systems. The nagging question is HOW the corporation can tangibly REALIZE a return on their investment - in a reasonable frame of time, to the satisfaction of their investors/shareholders, and for the benefit of Earth-bound investors within their own lifetime, no less - when just a one-way trip to these systems is on the order of multiple decades. Furthermore, a return trip is well in excess of a century (if Homestead II is a typical example on how far viable, habitable systems are from our own solar system) and Aurora suggests she, herself, hoped to be the FIRST person to make a round trip to the stars and back (suggesting a round trip - and time on the planet - of at least 240 years). Even if the very function of economics has changed radically in this particular future, the basic principal of give-and-take and something-for-something just doesn't even REMOTELY flesh itself out with the Homestead Corporation model of indentured service for Earth-bound investors (or investors on star systems other than Homestead II). See more »

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[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: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
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The first half of the end credits feature images of celestial objects in space, such as nebulas and galaxies. See more »

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Have A Nice Day
Written by Simen Fjeld, Kristian Rønning (as Kristian Ronning) and Leif Inge Fosen
Performed by Sirius
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Don't miss the first two minutes
13 January 2017 | by retiredat55See all my reviews

It's not a spoiler to say that in the first minutes of the film we get a bird's eye view of the ship colliding head on with an asteroid swarm. Don't ask why this incredibly complicated ship couldn't/didn't attempt any evasive maneuvers. In any case the ship's automated systems are only partially successful in dealing with it, the sequence of events ending with one of the passengers being awakened prematurely from his hibernation pod. It's also important to know before the curtain goes up that the passengers are not astronauts, they literally are just passengers on a space-borne cruise ship which is taking 5,000 people on a 120-year journey to colonize a new world. If you can suspend disbelief long enough you will be very entertained.


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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,869,736, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$100,014,699

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,144,152
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2.39 : 1
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