The new movie The Martian, starring Matt Damon, has earned an astounding $170 million at the US box office, topping The Martian by $20m.
It was a spectacular start for the Martian movie franchise, which had been on the wane in recent years.
It had already earned $2.5bn (£1.7bn) at the domestic box office in 2018, and now it’s set to eclipse the $3bn mark in 2020.
While many have criticised the film for being too expensive for the masses, the film’s stars are already making some money.
Matt Damon is making $1m a day.
He also has a cameo in the movie as a Martian, though it doesn’t appear in the final cut of the film.
It’s the third time Damon has appeared as a character in the film, following the first two appearances as a robot and a scientist.
It marks the fourth time Damon’s Martian has been featured in a movie, after The Martian and The Martian: Endgame, which were both released in 2018.
The Martian is currently ranked as the 13th most expensive film of all time.
What does the Martian cost?
$170m The new film has been released on two different platforms, and is available on both Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
Netflix has made the film available to all members of the US and Canadian Netflix streaming services, while Amazon Instant is also streaming the film to members of its US and Canada service.
What are the other big movie stars up for?
The Martian star Matt Damon has become an instant superstar, with $170million at the box office.
But he also has his own upcoming sci-fi film, The Martian.
The film, set to open in 2019, stars Matt Damon as a space adventurer who becomes stranded on Mars and needs to find a way to survive.
It is being co-financed by Warner Bros and Sony Pictures Classics, and will be released on September 2, 2019.
How can I get the movie?
The new release has a US theatrical release, followed by a UK release on September 3 and a French release on October 2.
A US release is also planned for November 1.
The new Martian is also available on Amazon Instant video, iTunes and Google Play, and can be streamed on Apple TV.