$900 Billion in 8 Movies- Absurd Amount of Money Matt Damon Rescue Missions Have Cost to Hollywood

$900 Billion in 8 Movies- Absurd Amount of Money Matt Damon Rescue Missions Have Cost to Hollywood

What it would really cost to save Matt Damon in all his films? Matt Damon is known for constantly needing to be saved. A considerable amount of Damon’s filmography, from Courage Under Fire to The Martian, is about heroic efforts to rescue him from a war zone or a distant world.

Matt Damon in AIR.
Matt Damon in AIR.

A Quora user named Kynan Eng estimated what it would cost to rescue all of the Damon characters. And it’d be around $900 billion. Though all these are roughly calculated, still it’s a lot to save just one person, every time.

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The Massive Cost of Rescuing Matt Damon

Hollywood has rescued Matt Damon from challenging situations a number of times, including from Mars, from behind enemy lines in France, and after being abducted in Baghdad.

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A Quora user posted on the question-and-answer site asking, “How much money has been spent attempting to bring Matt Damon back from distant places?

Matt Damon in The Martian (2015)
The Martian (2015)

The user cited Saving Private Ryan, Interstellar, and The Martian as examples of films in which Damon’s character must be rescued.

Kynan Eng, a Quora user, took it upon themselves to add up the imaginary costs of such challenging rescues. Eng found the outcome to be very astonishing.

According to Eng, over 900 billion dollars have already been spent “trying to bring Matt Damon back” after “extended business trips“.

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Estimated Breakdown of $900 Billion

Aside from The Martian, Damon has a long list of films in which he portrays a character who needs to be saved. Eng discovered precise estimates of the costs associated with bringing back Damon’s characters from wherever in the cosmos they ended up.

Matt Damon in Interstellar
Matt Damon in Interstellar

According to the Quora user Eng, – the breakdown for each rescue mission would be: 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 the Middle East): $50,000, Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100 million, Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500 billion, The Martian (Mars mission): $200 billion

In total, that’s $900 billion in fictional money spent rescuing Matt Damon. Since everything is estimated in 2015 dollars, nothing is financially accurate for the time period.

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Written by Prantik Prabal Roy

Prantik Prabal Roy is a writer at Fandomwire. With an experience of over 4 years in content writing industry and a Master's degree in English literature, he continues to write about your favorite Hollywood celebs and keeps a close watch on their every move to provide intriguing perspectives for the readers. He likes reading, watching movies and traveling. When not working, you will find him obsessing over Leonardo DiCaprio and reading some books on space and sports.