If you’re a fan of the Twilight films, you’ll no doubt be aware of the phenomenal success enjoyed by the franchise. One of the stars of the series, Robert Pattinson, has gone on to achieve superstar status, with his Twilight films helping him to break bank. As a result of his starring role, Twilight broke box office records and became one of the most popular films of all time. But how much did Robert Pattinson make from his involvement in the Twilight films? We examine his salary and industry earnings, as well as his share of profits and residuals in the wake of the series’ phenomenal popularity.

Breaking Bank

The most recent installment in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn – Part 2, was the third-highest grossing film of 2012, taking in over $400 million at the box office. More recently, the first movie in the franchise, Twilight, took in over $500 million in its opening weekend, holding the number one spot at the box office for several weeks. It became the highest-grossing film in the series and remains one of the highest-grossing films of all time, having made over $1 billion worldwide. These figures illustrate the phenomenal performance of the Twilight films, and the influence they had on popular culture. They also demonstrate the extent to which Robert Pattinson benefited from his role in the series, racking up an enviable net worth in the process.

The Evolution of a Screen Saint

What started as a cameo role in the 2005 film, Closer, evolved into one of the most significant film debuts of all time, and arguably the biggest break-out role ever for a British actor. Robert Pattinson won Best Actor at the 2007 British Independent Film Awards for his portrayal of English poet and novelist, Lytton Flowers (1866–1943). It was an incredible feat for a relatively unknown actor to win a competitive award at a film festival in the United Kingdom, and an even bigger achievement considering the caliber of the talent that he was up against. It started as a small role, but this was quickly followed by several other high-profile projects. In 2011 alone, he appeared in the films Cloud Atlas, Cosmopolis, and The Rover, the latter of which was based on the Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name. While these films failed to emulate the success of Twilight and helped to tarnish the actor’s early promise, they continued to boost his profile and established him as a major Hollywood force to be reckoned with.

Top Earner In The Film Industry

Despite his meteoric rise to fame in recent years, Robert Pattinson has maintained a relatively low profile in terms of his earnings. To date, he has declined interviews and has only spoken about the role that made him famous, expressing reluctance to discuss his personal life in the process. Industry insiders have reported that he has often turned down lucrative offers in the past, believing that acting is a calling rather than a career. What’s more is that he has steadfastly refused to endorse products or services geared towards actors, regarding himself as an “icon” rather than a “celebrity”. If he doesn’t want to talk about his pay check, then it must be said that he certainly isn’t complaining. In fact, the opposite is true; he has probably benefited more from the Twilight series than any other project or role to date, and has been able to use his newfound celebrity to elevate his professional status.

With major blockbusters in the making, it’s safe to assume that Robert Pattinson’s upcoming films will be another financial success. For those who love his work, that is undoubtedly good news. With each new project that he tackles, he further establishes himself as one of the most in-demand actors working today.