More than $900 billion has been spent saving Matt Damon


(From USA Today) Matt Damon gets into to trouble a lot.

Not actually Matt Damon the actor, but all the characters he plays tend to get lost/stranded/have all their brothers die in WWII. Just look at the evidence.

His last big movie, The Martian, is literally about a global effort to rescue the character he plays from being stranded on Mars. Last year he was rescued from a distant planet in Interstellar (although it didn’t exactly work out for him). And he was the whole “Private Ryan” part of Saving Private Ryan.

The movies give us a general idea of the physical and emotional costs of Saving Matt Damon, but what about the cost in actual money?

Fear not, one intrepid Quora user Kynan Eng, has made a rough calculation (and even done all that inflation math, to boot). Here’s how much he guesses that it has cost various fictional worlds to Save Matt Damon:

  • Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
  • Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
  • Titan AE (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
  • Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
  • Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
  • Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
  • Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
  • The Martian (Mars mission): $200B

TOTAL: $900B plus change

The user also had this helpful note on the post:

His movie gross takings so far are about $2.7B, which is about 40% of the cheapest proposed trip to Mars, as proposed by the Mars One team.

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