Economics of space flight
The going cost for Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon launch is $90 million.
That may seem like a hefty price tag, but consider this:
The Martian’s production budget was $108 million against a Worldwide Box Office of $630.2 million.
After discounting total expenses (including P&A) and accounting for ancillary revenue from home entertainment and television revenues, The Martian turned a profit of…$90 million…!