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UK interviews
  • More interviews: A radio interview at Absolute Radio and a breakfast TV interview at the BBC. A scripted video from Matt promoting an Australian football team is at YouTube.

  • Matt may be visiting Mumbai, India this week for water.org.

    Hollywood superstar and Oscar winner Matt Damon may be gearing up for a visit to India. Sources say Damon could be in Mumbai next week for humanitarian work. Whether Damon indeed arrives in Mumbai will be confirmed on Monday, the sources added.

    If the actor is in the city next week, he will also use the opportunity to promote his latest film Elysium, which is scheduled to be released on September 27. The actor, who had earlier visited India in 2009, has been approached for an NGO programme.

  • Elysium continues to perform well at the box office in the US and internationally. Elysium and Behind the Candelabra are both in the top ten of the Australian box office.

    Third place was a tight race, but according to estimates, it went to Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi action flick Elysium (Sony), starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which dropped 54% from its first place opening weekend and is just slightly ahead of another new movie with $13.6 million and $55.9 million grossed so far.

    Elysium opened in 20 new territories this weekend and added another $22 million overseas to bring its international total to $37.7 million and worldwide total to $93.6 million. It opened in 8 Western European markets including France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland, all where it opened better than both Blomkamp's previous film District 9 and Pacific Rim, according to Sony. It also debuted at #1 in Australia with $3.2 million, 64% better than District 9.

  • Photos of Matt and family visiting Ben Affleck's house are at the Daily Mail and Zimbio.

  • 10 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Family photo

    Awwwwwww.... adorable :-)

    Good to see Elysium do well abroad.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: August 19th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    My Funny Valentine

    Did you all know that Matt singing "My Funny Valentine" from Talented Ripley Soundtrack is downloadable on iTunes? Novel item!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Elysium in The UK

    Opens here on 21st August. No Internet since Friday, so just catching up. Great stuff Felicity. Thank you. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium

    I was trying to find the BBC video on YouTube and saw this -- here's another good interview of Matt re Elysium and the message. M..

    From: tsgpinkblack Date: August 20th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    One of Matt's daughters, Gia

    Today Happy 5th Birthday to Gia!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 22nd, 2013 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Zero Theorem

    The poster for Zero Theorem and Terry Gilliam's introduction at Comic Con is available at this link. The film premieres at the Venice Film Festival in a few weeks. (Matt's officially not part of the film but has a cameo.)

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2013 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Zero Theorem

    "We want answers, this film gives them." Sounds interesting. M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 22nd, 2013 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    India visit

    Photos of Matt leaving LAX:

    Matt was sighted at Logan Airport in Boston, so he's probably picking up Kyle and then traveling to India (Kyle also went to India last time).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 22nd, 2013 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: India visit

    Nope, the photo looks like he's sad and missing us all here in Aus already -- couldn't wait for Monument's Men to tour so he's on his way back. :) M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 22nd, 2013 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: India visit

    We won't see him back in Australia for years, if ever.
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