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Matt Damon

Matt Damon
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Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $4,727,841,263 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #20)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Mark Watney (The Martian), Dr. Mann (Interstellar), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Ultimatum), Texas Ranger La Boeuf (True Grit), Jason Bourne (The Bourne Supremacy)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Good Will Hunting (Screenwriter), Good Will Hunting (Story Creator), Promised Land (Screenwriter), Promised Land (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: George Clooney, Neill Blomkamp, Steven Soderbergh, Jodie Foster, Bill Block

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Box Office
Box Office
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As an ActorLeading29$2,396,150,622$2,331,690,641$4,727,841,263
Lead Ensemble Member5$427,017,238$587,919,510$1,014,936,748
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$145,937,309$89,202,438$235,139,747
Story Creator1$138,339,411$87,500,000$225,839,411

International Box Office: Mars is in Ascension

October 8th, 2015

The Martian

The Martian opened in first place with $45.2 million on 9,299 screens in 50 markets. This includes a first place, 10.01 million opening on 582 theaters in the U.K. This was the biggest opening for both the director and the star. The film had a similarly strong opening in Australia earning first place with $4.28 million on 582 screens. It also earned first place in Hong Kong ($2.26 million on 70 screens) and Taiwan ($1.68 million on 137 screens). It only managed second place in Italy with $2.53 million on 464 screens and in Mexico with $2.9 million on 1,757, while it debuted in third place in Brazil with $1.82 million on 507. Overall, the film it doing about as well internationally as it did here, which is good news for Fox. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Martian's Opening be Out of This World?

October 2nd, 2015

The Martian

The Martian is the only true wide release this week, but it might not be the only new release in the top ten. The Sci-fi adventure film is earning award-worthy reviews and is also being praised for being an inspiring portrayal of science on the big screen. Sicario is expanding its theater count to 2,500, which should push it into the top five. The Walk opened in IMAX screens on Wednesday, but it missed the top ten place and it will likely fall. This weekend last year, Gone Girl and Annabelle both opened with between $37 million and $38 million. The Martian will open with more than either of those films opened with. However, it won't open with more than both of them combined. We will need good growth from Sicario and solid legs from Hotel Transylvania 2 to match last year's result. More...

2015 Preview: October

October 1st, 2015

The Martian

September ended on a record note with the debut of Hotel Transylvania 2. Additionally, there was great depth and 2015's lead over 2014 grew to nearly $500 million. How do things look going forward? The month starts out with The Martian, which should have no trouble becoming the biggest hit of the month and might even top $200 million. On the other hand, no other film is expected to get to $100 million. There's only one or two that will even come close. Fortunately, last October was very similar with one $100 million hit, Gone Girl, while two other films came close, Annabelle and Fury. It looks like it will be up to the depth films from both years to determine which year comes out on top. More...

Featured Blu-ray review: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

May 12th, 2014

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was an early film from DreamWorks Animation. It cost $80 million to make, and likely another $30 million to $40 million to advertise. However, worldwide it barely matched its combined production budget. On the other hand, it earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature film. (Granted, it was a soft year for animated films and only three films earning a Tomatometer Score of 80% positive or better: Spirited Away, Lilo and Stitch, and The Wild Thornberrys. The last one didn't even pick up an Oscar nomination.) It has been more than a decade since so maybe it has gotten better with time. Is that the case? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

2014 Preview: February

January 31st, 2014

Lego poster

After a weak start, January rebounded and a couple of films on last month's preview cracked $100 million at the box office. Granted, Lone Survivor is technically a December release, but Ride Along will become one of the rare January releases to reach the century mark. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be too many February releases that have a real shot at $100 million. It is very likely that The Lego Movie will reach that milestone, but most of the rest of the movies will be lucky if they reach $50 million. Last February was very similar. We had one surprise $100 million hit, Identity Thief, plus a couple of solid midlevel hits, Warm Bodies, for instance. However, for the most part, the month was one miss after another. This means 2014 could continue its winning ways, or at the very least, shouldn't fall behind 2013's pace. More...

2013 Preview: August

August 1st, 2013

July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback. More...

2013 Preview: January

January 1st, 2013

December ended on a positive note with 2012 topping 2011 with a week to spare. Hopefully this will translate into strong box office numbers going forward. There are several January releases that actually look very interesting, but you always have to ask, if the films are as good as they look, why are they opening in January? The biggest hit on this list will likely not be a January release, but a limited release from December that is expanding wide in January. Zero Dark Thirty opened in limited release the Wednesday before Christmas and right away it got off to an incredible start. If it can turn some of its Awards Season nominations into wins, which seems very likely at this point, it should be the biggest hit of January. If it can earn some major Oscars, then it might crack $100 million. Unfortunately, no other film on this release list is likely to come close to the $100 million mark. Last January was unseasonably strong with three films opening with $20 million or more and four films finishing with $50 million or more. It is possible that none of the new releases will reach those relatively weak standards. More...

Limited Releases: Keeping Their Promises

December 28th, 2012

The end of the year has a few limited releases trying to get a last chance for Oscar glory with Oscar qualifying runs. Promised Land is clearly the biggest film of the week, but its reviews suggest it won't even thrive in limited release. More...

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12/31/2017 Downsizing   $0 $0 $0
11/23/2016 The Great Wall   $0 $0 $0
7/29/2016 Untitled Bourne Sequel   $0 $0 $0
10/2/2015 The Martian Mark Watney  $213,580,575 $273,900,000 $487,480,575
9/18/2015 The Man Who Saved the World Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/5/2014 Interstellar Dr. Mann  $188,017,894 $477,400,000 $665,417,894
9/19/2014 The Zero Theorem Management  $257,706 $0 $257,706
2/7/2014 The Monuments Men James Granger  $78,031,620 $80,671,128 $158,702,748
8/9/2013 Elysium Max  $93,050,117 $193,141,974 $286,192,091
12/28/2012 Promised Land Steve Butler  $7,597,898 $1,702,438 $9,300,336
3/23/2012 All In: The Poker Movie Himself  $0 $0 $0
11/26/2011 We Bought a Zoo Benjamin Mee  $75,624,550 $43,104,523 $118,729,073
11/18/2011 Happy Feet Two Bill the Krill  $64,006,466 $93,950,000 $157,956,466
9/30/2011 Margaret Mr. Aaron  $47,185 $0 $47,185
9/30/2011 American Teacher Narrator  $35,148 $0 $35,148
9/9/2011 Contagion Mitch Emhoff  $75,658,097 $61,893,497 $137,551,594
3/4/2011 The Adjustment Bureau David Norris  $62,495,645 $64,435,680 $126,931,325
12/22/2010 True Grit Texas Ranger La Boeuf  $171,050,328 $81,033,923 $252,084,251
10/15/2010 Hereafter George Lonegan  $32,746,941 $72,500,000 $105,246,941
10/8/2010 Inside Job Narrator  $4,311,834 $3,487,423 $7,799,257
3/12/2010 Green Zone Miller  $35,053,660 $62,025,683 $97,079,343
12/11/2009 Invictus Francois Pienaar  $37,491,364 $87,022,647 $124,514,011
9/18/2009 The Informant! Mark Whitacre  $33,316,821 $8,454,347 $41,771,168
8/14/2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo (English Language Version)  $15,090,399 $190,222,267 $205,312,666
1/9/2009 Che, Part 1: The Argentine   $1,733,532 $0 $1,733,532
12/14/2007 Youth Without Youth   $239,495 $1,822,309 $2,061,804
8/3/2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne  $227,471,070 $214,690,492 $442,161,562
6/8/2007 Ocean's Thirteen Linus Caldwell/Lenny Pepperidge  $117,144,465 $194,600,000 $311,744,465
12/22/2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson  $59,908,565 $40,000,000 $99,908,565
10/6/2006 The Departed Colin Sullivan  $132,384,315 $157,276,304 $289,660,619
11/23/2005 Syriana Bryan Woodman  $50,824,620 $41,866,339 $92,690,959
9/23/2005 Magnificent Desolation Alan Shepard  $34,126,126 $5,720,770 $39,846,896
8/26/2005 The Brothers Grimm Will Grimm  $37,899,638 $67,400,000 $105,299,638
12/10/2004 Ocean's Twelve Linus Caldwell  $125,531,634 $237,457,442 $362,989,076
7/23/2004 The Bourne Supremacy Jason Bourne  $176,087,450 $112,500,000 $288,587,450
3/26/2004 Jersey Girl PR Exec #2  $25,266,129 $11,800,000 $37,066,129
2/20/2004 Eurotrip Donny  $17,718,223 $3,000,000 $20,718,223
12/12/2003 Stuck On You Bob  $33,832,741 $29,704,423 $63,537,164
2/14/2003 Gerry Gerry  $254,683 $465,016 $719,699
12/31/2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Bachelor Matt  $16,003,576 $17,006,087 $33,009,663
6/14/2002 The Bourne Identity Jason Bourne  $121,468,960 $92,888,411 $214,357,371
5/24/2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit  $73,215,310 $33,300,000 $106,515,310
12/21/2001 The Majestic Luke Trimble  $27,796,042 $9,510,292 $37,306,334
12/7/2001 Ocean's Eleven Linus Caldwell  $183,417,150 $267,311,379 $450,728,529
8/24/2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Himself  $30,059,386 $3,703,014 $33,762,400
12/22/2000 All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole  $15,527,125 $2,593,142 $18,120,267
12/19/2000 Finding Forrester Sanderson  $51,768,623 $28,245,000 $80,013,623
11/3/2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Rannulph Junuh  $30,695,227 $8,540,259 $39,235,486
6/16/2000 Titan A.E. Cale  $22,751,979 $14,000,000 $36,751,979
12/24/1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley  $81,292,135 $47,500,000 $128,792,135
11/12/1999 Dogma Loki  $30,651,422 $13,297,443 $43,948,865
9/11/1998 Rounders Mike McDermott  $22,905,674 $0 $22,905,674
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Private James Ryan  $216,119,491 $268,700,000 $484,819,491
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting Will Hunting  $138,339,411 $87,500,000 $225,839,411
11/21/1997 The Rainmaker Rudy Baylor  $45,856,732 $0 $45,856,732
4/4/1997 Chasing Amy Exec #2  $12,006,514 $3,148,581 $15,155,095
9/27/1996 Glory Daze Edgar Pudwhacker  $5,000 $0 $5,000
7/12/1996 Courage Under Fire Ilario  $58,918,501 $41,829,761 $100,748,262
12/10/1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 2nd lieutenant Britton Davis  $16,857,966 $0 $16,857,966
9/18/1992 School Ties Charlie Dillon  $14,715,067 $0 $14,715,067
4/21/1989 Field of Dreams Extra  $60,045,168 $0 $60,045,168
11/4/1988 The Good Mother Extra  $4,764,606 $0 $4,764,606
10/21/1988 Mystic Pizza Steamer  $12,465,564 $0 $12,465,564
Movies: 63Totals:$3,515,533,563$3,852,321,994$7,367,855,557
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12/31/2017 Houses of Deceit Producer $0 $0 $0
7/29/2016 Untitled Bourne Sequel Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
12/28/2012 Promised Land Screenwriter,
$7,597,898 $1,702,438 $9,300,336
12/5/1997 Good Will Hunting Story Creator,
$138,339,411 $87,500,000 $225,839,411
Movies: 4Totals:$145,937,309$89,202,438$235,139,747