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Saving Matt Damon ain’t cheap: What it really costs to bring him home

A Quora user has calculated just how much it would really cost to save Matt Damon in all his movies. From Saving Private Ryan to The Martian, Damon has been quite the damsel in distress.

hollywood Updated: Dec 29, 2015 14:51 IST
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Matt Damon saves himself in The Martian.

Matt Damon is quite the damsel in distress. He needs a lot of saving in his movies, unlike Sean Bean, who is usually left to die. Now, Quora user Kaynan Eng has calculated what it would really cost to save Matt Damon in all his films. The final sum comes in at a staggering $900 billion. Yes, with a B.

When The Martian came out a few months ago, many witty online commentators joked that here we were, in 2015, once again watching a movie where Matt Damon needed saving. Even AIB had something to say, and we know AIB likes to nitpicky when it comes to making statements.

Bhai will bring himself home. True. (Facebook)

Here’s a movie-by-movie breakdown of the budgets of every film where Matt Damon has needed to be rescued:

Courage Under Fire: $46 million
Saving Private Ryan: $70 million
Titan A.E.: $75 million
Syriana: $50 million
Green Zone: $100 million
Elysium: $115 million
Interstellar: $165 million
The Martian: $108 million
Total: $729 million

A still from Saving Private Ryan.

And here is the estimated cost of his rescue in each of those movies:

Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300,000
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100,000
Titan A.E. (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200 billion
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50,000
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50,000
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100 million
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500 billion
The Martian (Mars mission): $200 billion
Total: $900 billion plus change

Read: The Martian review: This space saga is all about being human

As you can see, Matt Damon doesn’t come cheap. His innate lovability ensures governments to drop their weapons and band together; his charm makes Tom Hanks round up brave men and stage an even braver rescue mission. How do you like them apples?

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First Published: Dec 29, 2015 14:50 IST