Originally Posted by SuperT
Not to mention The Hunger Games. She may not be the sole protagonist but Lawrence as Katniss is certainly the main draw for about 95% of the viewing audience for that franchise.
Also, Silver Linings Playbook - I mean, she did just win the best actress Oscar not even five months ago. So to say Lawrence can't carry a movie or be a main draw for one is really silly. She may not be at her peak yet but she has certainly arrived on the scene and established her star power.
I already stated why I din't include The Hunger Games. THG was what brought her into stardom and she was not the reason the movie made so much money. It's like saying Hugh was a star and carried the first X-Men movie when of the lot he was probably the most unknown with both Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry much more familiar with audiences. Just because you part of a successful movie does not make you the reason the movie was successful. Which is what 'carrying' a movie means.
Also just because you are an Oscar winner doesn't make you a bankable star. Mira Sorvino won an Oscar you know. Don't see her carrying big budget movies and drawing audiences.