Jimmy Kimmel tried to warn us. Matt Damon, at least in the cinematic sense, is quite the burden on the world's wallet. Though dude most recently got himself stranded on Mars with Ridley Scott, promptly inspiring an unbelievably expensive rescue operation, Damon has actually been placing himself in money pits of abandonment for decades.
Since humans rarely have anything better to do, one brave Quora user decided to actually break down the fictional math behind all the fictional times that a fictional Matt Damon had to be expensively rescued in the name of good-natured entertainment. As one would guess, saving Matt Damon is pretty much never a cheap undertaking. For example, saving Damon via helicopter ran an estimated $300,000 in the relatively underrated Denzel Washington / Meg Ryan thriller Courage Under Fire. As for that intergalactic Martian rescue? That'll run you about $200 billion or so, according to esteemed Quora frequenter Kynan Eng.
Peep the full list of expenses involved with saving Matt Damon over and over (and over and over) again below, including the astounding grand total of roughly $900 billion:
Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
Titan A.E. (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
The Martian (Mars mission): $200B
TOTAL: $900B plus change
Getting expensively lost is a cool hobby, Matt Damon. I totally get it. But maybe start considering the financial toll it takes on those around you.