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Sox tickets clarification
  • The questionable ticket request story from yesterday was debunked at the Boston Herald.

    We hear: That Sox superfan Matt Damon did NOT call the Rockies' front office looking for tickets, despite what The Denver Post says. "That's absurd," the Cambridge homey’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, told the Track yesterday. She said Matt’s been in La-La this weekend taking meetings, attending a baby shower for a pal and his wife, and watching his team on television.

    "That was his intention all along," Allen said. "If he wanted to go to a World Series game, he would have gone to Boston or called the Red Sox. They've always been so generous." Jen suggested that perhaps a desperate Rockies fan, using Jason Bourne’s Identity, called the Rox.

  • Congratulations to the Red Sox on their World Series victory yesterday. Matt attended the hometown victory parade as a spectator in the crowd last time - he's may attend this year's celebration (date to be advised). A photo of Matt at the 2004 parade is below.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 29th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
    Congratulations to the Red Sox winning the World Series (wow! I can't belive I've just typed that sentence); The BBC showed the very end of the game this morning on their sports news, I guess Matt and Ben are nursing pretty bad hangovers this morning, they must be ecstatic.

    I'm not a baseball fan myself but I know they pretty much worship The Sox!

    Also, Felicity do you know what the latest worldwide figures are for Ultimatum, just to satisfy my curiosity? Thank you. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 29th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hi Marcia. Yep, a great Sox victory, but as an observer it seems so anti-climactic after the win in 2004.

    I haven't checked Ultimatum's gross in a while either.

    As of 25 October, the US gross is $226,484,000. That makes it the sixth highest grossing film for the year domestically and ninth worldwide.

    Internationally, it's up to $182,913,813 as of 21 October, with the major markets of Italy, Japan and China still to come.

    Total of $409,397,183 according to Box Office Mojo.

    Pretty darn amazing.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 29th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks again. I'm really glad it's done so well and I think Hollywood will take him more seriously from now on, movies starring the usual Hollywood A-listers don't seem to have fared very well at the box-office so I think Matt's in a really strong position compared to most of his peers to do the kind of projects he wants, whilst also remaining commercially viable for a studio to invest in.

    He's really come into his own in the last couple of years and I think has grown in confidence. My hope is that he continues down this path doing challenging and interesting material (that also make money), and keeping his private life private. As nice as it is seeing pictures of him with his family I'm glad he's not in the tabloids every day, that would really cheapen him as an actor I think. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 30th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
    A photo of Matt and Lucy at a Bruce Springsteen concert in LA is at Us online:


    And another of Matt at the concert:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 30th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Not related to Matt but Jon Stewart on the Daily Show did a laugh out loud sketch of Bruce Springsteen's hit Dancing in the Dark video with Jon replacing Courtney Cox, I very nearly wet myself laughing, brilliant!

    We saw him about twenty years ago when he played Wembley Stadium, one of the best concerts I've ever seen and I wasn't a fan at the time, though I've really enjoyed his music ever since.

    I didn't know Matt was a fan, I'm sure he and Lucy had a great time.

    Interesting comments about the state of the movie industry at the moment on here too,agreed with everything that's been posted. Maybe Hollywood will one day realise that people over the age of 25 watch movies too, and like films that treat us like adults. You've got an intelligent audience Felicity. Marcia

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 31st, 2007 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
    Matt has said for a long time that he's a fan of Bruce's music, and Bruce the person. He often talks about the time when Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen were the two biggest stars in the world, but Michael couldn't leave his house and Bruce could be seen having a beer at the local pub. So it's always been Bruce the role model and classic rock hero.

    Matt also participated in a Bruce-based sketch in his SNL appearance.

    When Matt guest DJ'd a London radio show in 2000 there was at least one Bruce song, and I'm sure in the German interview about his favourite songs there was more Bruce. Great that he was able to catch the first of Bruce's two LA shows.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 31st, 2007 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
    Another connection - Bruce was actually the musical guest when Matt hosted SNL.
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