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Matt Damon's 'Elysium' Grosses $11.2M on Opening Day

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Elysium is slowly but surely climbing to the top of the weekend box office, according to early numbers from The Hollywood Reporter. The new Matt Damon sci-fi flick, directed by Neill Blomkamp, grossed some $11.2 million on its opening day. The film, also starring Jodie Foster and Diego Luna, is projected to net around 30 million.

If you're ever caught in a life and death situation, you better hope a Hollywood movie star is around to save you! That's what Stephen Colbert was hoping for after featuring a segment on his show last night about celebrities who have been in the right place at the right time to rescue those in need. But as big a star as Matt Damon is, he had no interest in helping Stephen escape from a tipped over soda machine! All he wanted to do was talk about his new movie Elysium!