If you read the papers or watch the news, you’ll probably heard of the growing controversy surrounding the finances of Hollywood celebrity Robert Pattinson. The English actor recently bought a £53 million ($76 million) mansion in London but the cost of refurbishing the property has left him nearly £20 million ($28 million) in debt. As a result, fans have taken to social media to vent their scorn – and it’s not all bad news for Pattinson. Let’s take a look at how much money he actually made from playing The Batman.

The Worldwide Success Of The Batman

Before he stepped into the shoes of Batman, Pattinson had already carved out a niche for himself in Hollywood. The actor has appeared in a number of big budget films, many of which have made over $1 billion at the box office. Most notably, Pattinson’s performance in the fantasy epic The Battle of the Five Armies left him with a lasting legacy. The movie is the fourth highest grossing of all time, with $726 million worldwide, and is the only one so far to make over $500 million. It ranked #16 on this year’s list of highest grossing films.

Pattinson’s film career thus far has made him one of the most bankable players in Hollywood. The 38-year-old is now able to command high salaries and huge perks – like having his own personal assistant – which have led to some financial security. But even that may be changing.

Pattinson: From Bankable Role To Housing Bubble

Pattinson bought the 5.5-acre ($11.5 million) Balmoral Estate in South Kensington, London, back in 2017. Located on the famous Brompton lane, the mansion is one of the most expensive residential properties purchased in Europe that year. He paid a record £53 million ($76 million) for the place. Unfortunately, less than a year later, the actor was plunged into financial crisis when it became apparent that he couldn’t fund the massive refurbishment of the property. In fact, the only way he was able to bring the place up to an acceptable standard was by selling off a number of its lavish fixtures and fittings – like the £7,500 ($11,500) full-length gold-leaf mirror and Chippendale chairs – for a combined total of £5.26 million ($7.75 million).

One of the big questions surrounding the finances of the British actor is how he is going to pay for all this. As previously mentioned, the lavish estate was purchased with the salary and perks he received for playing The Batman. But these benefits will now end, as Warner Bros. have chosen not to renew his contract for the upcoming film adaptation. It is therefore uncertain whether or not Pattinson will be paid for his role as Batman.

Worth The Humble Origins

Although he has been in the public eye for a long time, it was as a result of his iconic role in the Twilight Saga that Pattinson began to gain widespread recognition. The Twilight Saga: New Moon was a massive financial success, bringing in $691 million at the box office and going on to become the second highest grossing film of all time (after Avatar). The film also spawned a spin-off series, The Vampire Diaries, which was among the most popular television shows of all time. The combined worth of the three films starring Pattinson is now up to £1 billion ($1.4 billion).

Pattinson’s subsequent roles, including those in the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises, have made him one of Hollywood’s most in-demand leading men. His career has also been marked by a string of high profile relationships, including one with the aforementioned Victoria’s Secret model Kate Middleton. The star is now considered to be one of the most eligible bachelors in the world and has been linked to countless other famous women. All this has undoubtedly made him one of the most desirable men in Hollywood – and doubtless contributed to the massive house sale.

The Rising Cost Of Living In Hollywood

Hollywood is undoubtedly one of the most expensive cities in the world. The average cost of a meal is £27.50 ($41.50) and a bottle of wine can set you back a whopping £38.50 ($58.50). One could easily spend £100 in one week in the city. Add daily shopping costs and parking fees in the vicinity of £40 ($60) and you’re looking at a total of £140 ($200) a day, or £35,280 ($52,400) a month – before tax. On the other end of the scale, a cup of coffee costs you nothing in Hollywood. It’s fair to say that cost of living is escalating faster than wages in the city.

No Regrets For Step Up

If you really want to make some money in Hollywood, the best thing for you to do is take on a role that is likely to be as famous as your bankable persona. After all, the more recognizable you become, the more opportunities you will have – and the more opportunities you have, the more money you will make. Step up is a 2017 comedy film directed by Nick Miller and featuring an ensemble cast, including Eric Bana, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu. The film centers on Wu (played by Constance Wu), who, along with her twin sister Jane (also played by Constance Wu), embarks on a career in Hollywood. They land a small role in a film, but soon find themselves in over their head. The twins are forced to become actors in order to pay their landlord, Neil (played by Eric Bana).

The film does not do much to shake the world, but it has been a considerable commercial success, earning $54.8 million in the United States at the box office. Worldwide, it has made $79.3 million – a decent enough return for a film that some consider to be a little dull. But it’s almost certain that none of the actors in this film will ever be short of a job again.

A Film Career That Only Gets Better

Pattinson won’t be the first celebrity to find themselves in financial difficulty due to their relationship with Hollywood. One need only look at the current affairs of Kim Kardashian to see that the town can be a bit treacherous for celebrities. The famous socialite’s marriage to Kanye West has given her unprecedented fame and fortune. But their relationship has been highly scrutinized in the media and many suspect that Kim’s high profile marriage was as much about promoting a fashion line as it was about becoming Mrs. Kanye West. Whatever the case may be, Kardashian’s film career has been a steady stream of lucrative projects that have made her one of the wealthiest women in the world. With over 150 million followers on social media, the socialite has become such a prominent figure in the industry that there’s even a rumour she could one day be elected president of the United States.

In 2019, Kardashian landed one of the most high-profile film roles of all time, playing the lead in the Avengers sequel, Captain Marvel. The film is set to be one of the most popular of the year, and with over a billion dollars at the box office globally, it’s quite clear that the film won’t be hurting for cash. And it wouldn’t be surprising to see Kardashian break yet another record this year. With such a rich and fruitful history in the movie industry, there’s no reason to believe that 2019 will be the end of the line for Kim Kardashian.