Matt Damon Works Hard for Tha Money

August 7th, 2007 // 6 Comments

The opening over the weekend for “The Bourne Ultimatum,” was Matt Damon’s best yet, and he is currently riding high on both the success of his most recent film, as well as his recent placement atop the Forbes Ultimate Star Payback list. The list takes the stars who have been most successful in earning back the money paid to them for their films. A film’s net revenue is calculated and then divided by what the actor was paid for the movie. And so far, (not including the “The Bourne Ultimatum”) Matt Damon is the number one celebrity on that list, boasting a $29 per dollar earning for each of his last three movies. However, Forbes is quick to point out that earning power, doesn’t necessarily determine an actor’s mass appeal.

“The biggest stars in Hollywood are not the actors that deliver the biggest returns,” Forbes senior editor Michael Ozanian said in a statement.

Who cares? It’s another fun listy-list and you know we all love us some lists! Go Matt Damon! I think I’m going to cash out my 401k and just buy some stock in him. And rocket shoes, of course. It’s important to diversify.

(WENN)

More photos from the “Bourne Ultimatum” Australian premiere after the jump.

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By Lisa Timmons
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  1. GirlyGirl

    Matt Damon is so cute. He’s getting better with age… I have a crush on the cutie.

    (Even cuter? He married a ‘normal’ chick, hangs out with her and his kid, and isn’t snorting crack off a cell phone in a nightclub, picking up tranny hookers on Sunset, or driving the wrong way on the 405)

  2. Margaret

    Gee, I wonder why you didn’t go further. Could it be that Jennifer Aniston is the top female on that list and beat out Angelina, Renee, Reese, etc. You missed Mr. Pitt at 2 and Vinney Vaughn tying with Johnny Depp at 3 and 4, and then of course, the gal you never give a break to – JENNIFER. You guys are real jerks.

  3. Margaret

    Gee, I wonder why you didn’t go further. Could it be that Jennifer Aniston is the top female on that list and beat out Angelina, Renee, Reese, etc. You missed Mr. Pitt at 2 and Vinney Vaughn tying with Johnny Depp at 3 and 4, and then of course, the gal you never give a break to – JENNIFER. You guys are real jerks.

  4. devil

    Matt Damon’s great. He’s a devoted husband and father and takes his work seriously. These are his prime earning years and he’s making the most of them.

    I’ll bet we won’t see Matt exploiting his kids just to get on the cover of tabloids.

  5. Sylvia

    Matt Damon is a great person, he is a total package.

  6. maya

    MATT DAMON is the nicest person on earth and i love the guy so much for that and he is really cute and “family guy”

    love matt damon , yeah matt go matt

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