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  • Photos of Matt and family at Disneyland for Gia's birthday are at Daily Mail, Page Six and Us Weekly.

  • Photos of Matt and family with Pedro Pascal arriving at a Coldplay concert are at X17 and Just Jared.

  • Matt is expected to attend the Toronto Film Festival in September to promote Manchester by the Sea.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 24th, 2016 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and family at Disneyland

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 24th, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt and family at Disneyland

    So intrusive. They must have been followed by photographers and fans all day (but to Matt's credit, he knows what is coming and still does it for the kids).

    John Krasinski talks about his first conversation with Matt (as Matt brought up in the GQ interview):
    http://www.boston.com/culture/tv/2016/08/24/matt-damon-made-a-weird-joke-about-kissing-john-krasinskis-wife-the-first-time-they-met

    More Disney pics:
    http://www.univision.com/entretenimiento/hijos-de-famosos/matt-damon-en-disney-con-su-familia-fotos

    Edited at 2016-08-25 03:36 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 25th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Jason Bourne opens in China

    Jason Bourne debuted on Tuesday in China with $12.3M.
    Wednesday earned an est. -40% from debut.
    China's 2-day total is est. $18.8M.

    And the movie has yet to be released in Japan and Russia, among other markets.
    If these numbers hold, J.B. could even exceed the final B.O. of Ultimatum, IMO.

    S.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 25th, 2016 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    New trailer

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 25th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Richest list

    Matt's number 3 this year on the list of the richest stars, mostly due to The Martian. $55 million. I guess he had a back end deal?

    Forbes won't open for me so I can't link it.
    Pauls
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 25th, 2016 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Richest list

    Ben at 6 with $43 million.

    http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emjl45efhje/3-matt-damon/#755060d4d2a0

    Matt Damon $55 million
    The red planet turned green: Damon's The Martian grossed a mighty $630.1 million on a $108 million budget. Damon earned handsomely from the film and nabbed a Best Actor Oscar nod, while banking sizable checks for his return as Jason Bourne and an east-west co-production, The Great Wall
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 26th, 2016 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Richest list

    I don't quite understand. This amount includes and Jason Bourne and the Great Wall? Then it isn't enough.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 26th, 2016 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Richest list

    The figures listed by Forbes are an estimate only (their best guess), and salaries could be split over different years.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 26th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Downsizing

    Margo Martindale describes her small role in Downsizing:

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/25/margo-martindale-alexander-payne-movie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2016 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Downsizing

    I love her! She is a fantastic actress.
    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 26th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Jason Bourne opens in China

    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 26th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Something interesting I read today in an interview Matt:
    "My eldest daughter Alexia turned eighteen a few days ago. She was only four years old when I came into her life. And she is already eighteen - it's an incredible shock for me and Lucy! Alexis is not going to be an actress, even though she loves and knows movies. She is a child familiar with the process of filmmaking, and it is likely that it will connect with their future profession. But she wants to work behind the camera, not in front of her."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2016 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
    What Day Is alexia's Birthday ? I know it's in july and he mentioned it in an interview when he was in vegas
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 27th, 2016 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
    That is private information and I haven't seen it mentioned before.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKosR6Vkupg

    He Mentions It at 0:40
    that her Birthday Was Tomorrow Not sure If The video was Taken on the 18th 19th or 20th ?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    3-D Bourne

    I am a through-and-through 3-D buff, but even I wouldn't go see a Bourne film in 3-D if Greengrass were responsible for the cinematography. Since 3-D is more immersive, it figures that those prone to motion sickness, vertigo or similar vision-related disturbances would suffer. China goofed on this one.

    Louie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: 3-D Bourne

    Same.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 27th, 2016 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: 3-D Bourne

    Many can't watch the shaky camera even on the normal screen,even on TV. And here 3D.
    Universal (and Matt, by the way, too) worsened the release of the film for several reasons, since date of release. If not all this, the box office could would be more.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Man Bun

    Don't know how recent this is but does not look like he's wearing extensions
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BJmAkVBDuRL/?tagged=mattdamon
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 27th, 2016 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Man Bun

    I think this photo was taken during the Martian.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 28th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Man Bun

    Yes. Captioned with 'The Martian' and 'Jordan' (filming location). No extensions.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 29th, 2016 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Man Bun

    Felicity, this is Lucy in your avatar? I haven't seen this photo.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 29th, 2016 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Man Bun

    Yes, during filming for The Good Shepherd in London just after their wedding.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 28th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    TIFF

    The TIFF will open with Manchester By The Sea.


    S.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 28th, 2016 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne BO

    From THR:

    "Overseas, however, it was Universal's Jason Bourne that likely ruled the late-summer roost with $56.8 million after opening to a stellar $50 million in China in its first six days, a series-best mark and already more than any previous Bourne film earned in the Middle Kingdom. Reuniting Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass, Jason Bourne's worldwide total through Sunday is $347.9 million."

    Bourne looks like a moderate success. Two years ago who would have thought that a wonky scientifically accurate movie about a stranded astronaut on Mars would make so much more than the return of Bourne? Whoever said "nobody knows anything" about the movie business sure nailed it!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 28th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne Box Office

    Well, it's heartening to see JB has now made almost $348 million. Should be more, but at least it will be fairly profitable. Still could reach $400 or $450, but I'm not a prophet! Just hoping. Bet Matt has a back end on THIS film!

    Louie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 29th, 2016 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne Box Office

    For a movie with a production budget over $120 M. have profits, it should raise at least $400 M. theatrically.
    J.B will reach that figure, basically because China.
    It's underperforming in the U.S. due to several factors already discussed here (Foremost among them is the bad choice of the release date of the movie)
    However, J.B. will make a profit. And probably end up collecting more than Ultimatum.
    And you have to add to that the DVD sales, TV rights, etc.
    So, it will do OK.

    PS: I wonder what happened to the idea of ​​making a game based on the series.


    S.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 29th, 2016 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Back to LA

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 29th, 2016 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Back to LA

    No.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 29th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Back to LA

    Seems to me he's just an ordinary guy poking fun at himself!

    Louie
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 30th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interview

    This interview was here?? I see him the first time and have learned something new.
    https://journal.hautehorlogerie.org/en/matt-damon-a-fast-paced-life/
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 30th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interview

    Thanks. I hadn't seen before that Matt used an early acting fee to help his mother finish her doctorate (and later paid Kyle's university fees).
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: August 30th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interview

    I love what he's done for his mother and his brother.
    I didn't know that Kyle has a degree.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 30th, 2016 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    John Krasinski

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 30th, 2016 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I know they are joking but taking a jab at Matt Damon in interviews for a cheap laugh is getting old. I guess I am kind of sensitive to this because Matt has had a bit of trouble with PR in the last few months and "Jokes" from friends about him don't help.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 31st, 2016 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
    This one's just a joke from a close friend (as expected among the Clooney set).
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 31st, 2016 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
    It strains me a little too. We who watches closely life and Damon's creativity understand these jokes, but simple people take these jokes for the truth, unfortunately.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 31st, 2016 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Jokes

    We can't enjoy life worrying constantly about what stupid people think. I remember a few years ago there were people commenting on Twitter and YouTube convinced that Matt and Kimmel's feud was "real", and that Matt was "mean". But that stuff was comedy gold! Eventually most people figure it out. And, in the end, they like Matt more for his great sense of humor.

    Anyway, bashing on your friends is sooooo Boston. In that culture, it's the ultimate compliment. "Greater love hath no man, than he that bashes his friends." :)
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2016 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Jokes

    I never understood their sense of humour and I find it a bit rude, actually.
    I didn't know it was a "Boston Thing"
    I get it now.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 31st, 2016 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Supremacy

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 31st, 2016 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    Very interesting Indiewire story about the different perceptions of Great Wall in the US and China. While China is hoping to use Matt to increase their industry's international box office clout, the whitewashing charge in the US is based almost entirely on its Anglo-centric advertising.

    http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/the-great-wall-matt-damon-whitewashing-china-1201721259/

    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: August 31st, 2016 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)

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