Jennifer Lawrence's 'Passengers' Falls Flat in the Box Office

The Atlanta filmed Passengers movie fell flat in the box office during the Christmas weekend.

Sony's gamble on two A-list actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, did not perform as well as many analysts expected. The sci-fi original movie earned a low $25 million in the box office, so the feature film is going to need to do extremely well overseas in order to make up for the $110 million production. It is important to point out that Jennifer Lawrence's last hit movie, Joy, didn't perform well in the box office. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt has not landed a hit box office movie outside of a huge franchise or a large ensemble either. But, bad movie reviews didn't help Passengers either. Currently sitting at a 32% rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes, critics called the movie "that even their chemistry isn't enough to overcome a fatally flawed story." Meanwhile, Denzel Washington’s Fences opened on Christmas Day , for instance, and earned a solid $6.6 million, which is better than what Passengers earned on its opening day. The winner for the box office Christmas weekend will go to Disney's Rogue One. It earned close to $75 million over the weekend and today's box-office returns should put it over $300 million domestically, keeping it on track to make it the highest grossing film of the year. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.