Mark Wahlberg May never Break Rival Matt Damon’s Undisputed Box Office Record Even – Even Ben Affleck Doesn’t Come Close

No matter how hard Mark Wahlberg tries to outperform his rivals – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, it’s impossible to topple the latter.

Mark Wahlberg May never Break Rival Matt Damon's Undisputed Box Office Record Even - Even Ben Affleck Doesn't Come Close

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Mark Wahlberg has openly admitted being competitive around the Hollywood A-listers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Claiming to be proud of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s success, Mark Wahlberg admitted to having a healthy rivalry.


As per reports from The Numbers, it seems difficult for Mark Walhberg to outdo Matt Damon’s box office record.

Hollywood rivalries are quite common between A-listers, given the perpetual competition in the entertainment industry. Therefore, throwing light upon the subtle beef between Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg, let’s find out if the latter could ever possibly break the former’s box office record.
Mark Wahlberg in The Departed
Mark Wahlberg in The Departed
Admitting to a growing tension between him and the Boston boys Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg noted feeling competitive around them. Considering them as his rivals in the industry, Wahlberg even claimed to try and outdo them. While it might be easy to outperform Affleck at the box office, it seems impossible for the actor to topple Damon’s box office game.

Mark Wahlberg’s Rivalry With Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Mark Wahlberg has been through a rough patch of years before he figured out his way in the entertainment industry. Thereafter, the actor never had to look back, for he starred in some of the most renowned franchises and projects in Hollywood. However, despite his growing popularity, Wahlberg seemingly aimed to reach a certain height that was dominated by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

Claiming to get competitive around fellow actors who share the same Massachusetts upbringing, Mark Wahlberg revealed his subtle tension with the Boston boys, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. During an interview with Boston Herald, Wahlberg admitted that although he is proud of Affleck and Damon’s achievements, he is also super competitive around the duo.

I don’t throw the compliments around when it comes to other Boston guys. I’ll be the first to admit that the three of us are all very competitive; we want to outdo each other.”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting
Further, during another interview with OK Magazine, Mark Wahlberg repeatedly noted how he wants to outperform the two close friends – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. While rooting for the duo to be successful, Wahlberg claimed to have healthy competition with them at the box office.

I definitely root for them to be successful, but I also want to beat them at everything we do, I want to be a little bit better.”

Although the trio has a subtle tension between them, Wahlberg has often expressed his desire to collaborate with Affleck and Damon. However, the opportunity never came his way.

Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck Can Never Break Matt Damon’s Record

Meanwhile, as Mark Wahlberg openly admitted his competitive nature and expressed his healthy rivalry with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Hollywood, we began digging at their box office records. Curious to know if the Uncharted actor can ever topple Affleck and Damon’s box office record, we gathered information on the same.

According to reports gathered from The Numbers, it seems Wahlberg might be falling short in his box office collection to topple Damon. Surprisingly, even Affleck seems to be trailing behind the Oppenheimer star when it comes to his box office record. As per the information gathered from the legit site, it seems Matt Damon is soaring the heights of success like none.
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum
It has been reported that Mark Wahlberg’s box office record so far, with 52 movies (lead, lead ensemble, supporting), has managed to bag $6,804,424,063. On the other hand, Ben Affleck, with 54 movies to his name (lead, lead ensemble, supporting), has managed to collect $6,229,774,106 at the box office. But when it comes to Matt Damon, he seems to outperform Wahlberg and Affleck with his 61 movies (lead, lead ensemble, supporting), making $8,882,163,796.

So it appears that while Mark Wahlberg has already outperformed Ben Affleck with less number of movies but more box office collections, he might never break Matt Damon’s record.

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