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Twilight Stars Get A Huge Paycheck

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Wanna feel like a schlub??

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are reportedly guaranteed at least $25 million A PIECE for the last two Twilight films, Breaking Dawn Parts One and Two.

Not only that, but they actually could end up taking home more than that since they have also been offered 7.5% of the theatrical gross, which could result in $41 million each.

What do U think? Are they worth it??

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  1. 1

    um. no. easy answer.



  2. 2

    None of them deserve 1 dollar for their "performances." God, if only I could make money that easy!



  3. 3

    So they basically have enough money to live a simple life without having to work again! Life is so unfair…



  4. 4

    I'd di it for one mil and could prolly do a better job. They suck!



  5. 5

    Simply, no.



  6. 6

    only worth it, if we never have to see them act ever again



  7. 7

    Oh, God, no!



  8. 8

    worth it - some people may not like the twilight saga, but there A LOT of people who do. i'm not a twihard but i can appreciate the hard work they do



  9. 9

    But yet they couldn't give the other stars more than 1.5 million. Sad!



  10. 10

    I guess it's fair since those movies make so much money. But seriously, the fact that these kids are making that much money kinda makes me a little crazy.



  11. 11

    no. not worth that much! that's as much as actual actors in the industry!



  12. 12

    i love the twilight saga, no actor deserves that much money.



  13. 13

    tay - ohhh yessss he is
    the other 2 - no way in hell.



  14. 14

    R-Patz is…..



  15. 15

    No.

  16. 7tizz says – reply to this


    16

    You people are stupid if you don't think they are worth even double, if not more than that for a BILLION dollar franchise. I say get it while you can. Something this big will probably never happen for them again. All 3 are forever linked to the series and are typecast as a result. Whether it be good or bad. Good for them I say and to all involved. Hell, I'm not even a fan of the series.



  17. 17

    Oh dangg! They are making bank…. I didn't know they would be making THAT much. But I guess it's worth it because they do promote the heck out of these movies and their worlds are constantly surrounded by it.



  18. 18

    Joshua Glawson looks better.



  19. 19

    considering the money they bring in for a film alone.. not to mention all the other things with their face plastered on it.. yes, i'd say they're worth it.



  20. 20

    Hellz NAW!



  21. 21

    love rob and all, but up to 41 million?

    and then the world wonders why there is a recession. the worst part is that athletes and actors do nothing but horde the money and not circulate it back into the economy. this article pissed me off. People around the world (not just america) ae loosing jobs and this sh*iteous movie is earning these kids a guaranteed 25 mill? that's absolutely disgusting.



  22. 22

    Love the real Vampire books and movies where they dont fuck around but bite half of your neck off. None of the tweenie lovie dovie bullshit. My neice loves this shit…I sent her a copy of "Salem's Lot".



  23. 23

    well since the series has made so much money, why not?
    theyre the reason why the $$$ is coming anyway
    might as well thank the hand thats feeding you…
    i dont think that made sense but im sure yall got me…….



  24. 24

    I think its BS that they will get so much, when the rest of the cast had to fight for less than 2 mill for the films!

    I just hope that Stephenie Meyer was well paid, because without her books which are much better than the films IMHOP.. there would be no 25 mil
    +.



  25. 25

    Eh we can be jealous and all, but considering some deranged fan could try to come at them any minute yes I think it is worth it. I mean they do give up their personal lives for fame. Once they do it they can't go back. It might seem nice, but I don't think I would like it so much.



  26. 26

    How about paying firefighters, police officers, nurses and doctors this kind of money? The whole entertainment industry needs an overhaul. This is getting ridiculous.



  27. 27

    @perv perez

    absolutely agreed.



  28. 28

    Re: Nicholai – here here!



  29. 29

    and yet the miserable cow still can't crack a smile.



  30. 30

    holy cow of course they do.give them more if u ask me.damn il even give them my money (well,maybe not taylor) I saw eclipse yest and it was AWSOME!



  31. 31

    Well, the move is actually doing very good and the last 2 movies will bring the studios probably over 1 billion dollars with tickets only… yeap, they need to treat the actors really good…



  32. 32

    btw, they need to get paid good. those 3 are the reason why this movie is a success. and this kind of movies business seem to be the exploitation business, those actors are used when necessary then swept under the rug when no so, they need to make a lot of money when they get a job.



  33. 33

    Re: Pervert Perez
    Well said.



  34. 34

    I wannaa be a Billionaareeeeeee soooo freeeeaakkinnnnnn baaaadddddddd



  35. 35

    some people in this world work for 1 dollar a day…



  36. 36

    I think the guy who plays Charlie steals the show. He has the best lines hands down. Giving these 'stars' that amount of cash is absolutely ridiculous. Enough said.



  37. 37

    Re: 7tizz – firstly its not a billion doller franchise. and secondly the harry potter kids have done eight movies now and got that much for all of them. and HP makes triple of what twilight does



  38. 38

    I THINK THE MONEY THESE MOVIES ARE MAKING ANSWERS THAT WITH A VERY SIMPLE YES,I AM NOT ONE OF THESE CRAZY FANS,THOUGH I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIES,ITS PRETTY OBVIOUS THEY ARE THE MOVIE AND ALL THE PUBLICITY CAN SPEAK FOR THAT……CMON PEOPLE JUST CAUSE YOUR NOT INTO IT DOESNT MEAN THEY ARE NOT THE FRANCHISE MONEY MAKERS…..IF THEY WERENT IN IT THE MOVIES WOULDNT NEARLY MAKE THAT MUCH,NOT EVEN CLOSE ASK EVERY TEENAGER AND TWIHARD OUT THERE.



  39. 39

    the story is a crappy and everything else in the super corny movie, so why not pay them, there are idiots who pay to watch the movie, so why shouldn't they get a nice piece of the pie.



  40. 40

    NO.



  41. 41

    A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AVE CUM UP TO ME AND TOLD ME I WOULD BE BETTER IN THE "EDWARD" PART



  42. 42

    WTF!!! Lets just consider them lotto winners. easier to comprehend.



  43. 43

    Rob is worth it for sure. But NOT Kristen, she can't act!!!!



  44. 44

    Yeah. They're worth it. I've never seen a Twilight movie & likely never will, but yes - these actors and their hair, blinking and abs are what the tween girls are paying to see. The actors are the reason the movies are successful. Team Edward, Team Jacob, etc. Nobody is swooning ’cause of the producers. Why should they be the only ones who get the payday? It's like the owner of the ballclub making all the cash when we pay the money to see the players.



  45. 45

    Holy fucking shit!



  46. 46

    Yeah considering the pile of money they are making for everyone involved in the franchise they def deserve it. Without those 3 who knows if the films would be the same. They have to put up with all the crazy twihards all the time, they need some compensation ;D



  47. 47

    Taylor Lautner looks like a rabbit in the face.. I don't get all those little girls (and gay boys) swooning over him..



  48. 48

    they really could of picked better actors like come on i know for facts there are better unknown actors out there than these guys. they seriously need training and KSTEW needs to lighten up,



  49. 49

    Hell No!



  50. 50

    That's good for them, they deserve it. They all do the same good job and they are all great. Hope that they will give some of their money to charity tho.



  51. 51

    Re: amycakes86 – Still money doesn't buy happiness.
    If you want to see her smile look at other pictures, Perez doesn't pick the ones where she is smiling.



  52. 52

    And they didn't have to divorce anybody!



  53. 53

    thats great…maybe kristen can take some of her money and get acting classes…AHAHAHA!!!



  54. 54

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  55. 55

    well if you think about it from the point of view of an ordinary person who goes to college and then does 9-to-5 for the rest of his or her life with different levels of career success and financial security which depends on many factors (like your skills and abilities and good grain of luck at some cases), yes, this sum of money is totally crazy and even kind of repugnant, since well there are teachers and surgeons and just plain office clerks that work their asses off just to pay the bills and have a spair bit of money for couple of beers at the end of the week….and they who teach our kids and saves our lives probably deserve those kind of money….because no one is going to convince me that acting is harder or more difficult or is of the same responsibility level as those job positions mentioned….



  56. 56

    but if you think of it as a business venture, the more popular the movie, the more money there is, the bigger share the actors get, right? if it wasn't that succesful among teens and their lunatic mothers who probably haven't had too much sex for the past 5 or 10 years, that's why they get all wet when they see taylor lutner who by the way couldn't have been their son (which is even more repugnant than the 25 million figure he gets for that), they wouldn't get the money…

    so the solution to it would be don't go to the cinema, don't buy OST CDs or movie DVDS or any other paraphenalia of this franchise…and they won't get that money…

    and anyways, as i said, a good grain of luck is very important in what becomes of you and your life….someone wipes the streets and someone get to be a sparkling vampire…

    P.S.: i'm not a hater, and i really like Rob & the movies



  57. 57

    If this is true. I think it is a bit much….I think they deserve to be paid but 41 million each???? I can't believe they are getting that much. They didn't want to give the other actors an increase of 1 or 2 million and to hear their pay checks are that unbalance would piss me off.



  58. 58

    Yeah well, they are terrible actors overall, but the movies have a lot of retarded fans and they make a shit load of money so I think they deserve their payday.



  59. 59

    They are worth that and so much more!



  60. 60

    You bet they are worth it!



  61. 61

    They are worth it! they are the main stars and the've honered the Series by signing on for all 5 films and they didnt have to! they've made the flms! and pulled off amazing preformances! fuck what anyone says especually the first 5 "people" that said NO, when you know damn well there the same person.



  62. 62

    the other actors are getting 1 to 2 million dollars for their parts while these three boring twats get 25 - 30 million? Doesn't sound fair to me. I think since the main 3 are the worst actors, than they should get paid the least. Maybe give all three people one million dollars to spilt between the 3 of them. Of course before taxes. Then give the rest of the 90 million dollars to the rest of the cast and crew.

  63. vmp says – reply to this


    63

    that is crazy money
    i would play bella for free!



  64. 64

    Well, Tay-tay is.
    let's not talk about the other two.



  65. 65

    Is it defiently in 2 parts? That is not necesary! It is just milking it! For harry potter it is necesary because there is too much to fit into 1 movie! ps they dont even deserv e 1 dollar for there performace!



  66. 66

    OF COURSE THEY DESERVE IT!!!!!!!! Twilight has over a billion dollars made from them! That would be so messed up if Rob and KStew continued to get 7.5 mil while Tay only got 4.5 mil and the supported characters only got 750,000. I don't blame Ashley and Kellan for sticking it out and asking. I mean a million isn't that much and they shouldn't demanded more. Give them the money, the performances may not be worth it but hey atleast they leave the franchise with something huge to fall back on. Stop hating, Rob, K.Stew can both act their asses off outside of Twilight. Melissa R is a crap script writer. I bet the actor don't even take that seriously which is why they give bogus performances. I would, people would still go see them anyway.



  67. 67

    Robert definitely deserves it. I don't care what any of you say. He's a great actor.



  68. 68

    that is ridiculous. seriously.



  69. 69

    they cant even act



  70. 70

    no, none of their performances are particularly strong and they couldn't even be bothered to come to the UK Eclipse premiere to see the fans that waited hours to see them.

    The other actors are much better actors and deserve more credit



  71. 71

    without them there is no franchise so yes they are worth it. Anytime studio makes over 1 billion in ticket sales, it is the actors who the fans love or the characters that they brought to life. Rob. Kristen and Taylor are the characters and it is because of their chemistry on screen that these movies are so popular. I don't think that they are getting enough money. I think they should get 25 mil a poiece for each movie not for both. That summit is probably the cheapest studio ever. They made over a billion. They can afford to pay theur stars big money



  72. 72

    Re: Mancunian – Your opinion is based off the Twilight movies. If you had even seen any of Robert's movies OUTSIDE of the Twilight Saga, then you would see that he can act. Let's not spend our time being jealous, shall we?



  73. 73

    Re: mileyfan101 – Yes it's in two parts. And yes I agree that it should be in two parts. There's a lot in the books to go over, and I think it would take two movies to do that. I would see them. If you think it's milking it, then you don't need to go watch them, do you?



  74. 74

    I think they are worth much more! Give them at least 100 million each!!



  75. 75

    No one is worth that much. Actors, athletes and CEO's are being paid way to much and are not worth it. It is just plain sickening.



  76. 76

    No. haha. The end.
    I saw Eclipse… without paying money because they don't need mine… and it was dead awful. Just like the last two. I'm sure Breaking Dawn will be even worse, having read all of those awful, awful books.
    If only America was a place where talent actually existed and you couldn't become mega stars by playing in a shitty movie based off a shitty book with little-to-no shitty acting skills.



  77. 77

    Re: RVN_10 – Still whining about that, huh? I feel no sympathy for that. You all were given plenty of warning ahead of time. Because there was warning, then there is no reason for people to be mad. And also it's pretty inconsiderate, seeing as how Robert's working on a movie. I'm sure he would have loved to be there.



  78. 78

    I'll confess I'm a twilight fan, so I acknowledge they deserve their share of the financial rewards (as much as the studio anyway.) But I hope they give some to charity too because no under 25 year old needs more than 91 mill to their name.



  79. 79

    Re: somalicious – haha agreed team charlie



  80. 80

    considering how much the movies are making, yes the stars deserves a piece of that.

  81. 7tizz says – reply to this


    81

    Re: Diva-Babe – Umm, do your research. Total box office for the 1st two movies is at around 1.1 billion dollars domestic and international - that's not even counting DVD, Blueray, movie channel, and various internet downloadable retailer's sales. So what you're saying is that corporations and shareholders deserve even more money? These actors are still getting a miniscule percentage of what these movies bring in factoring all forms of retail distribution.

  82. 7tizz says – reply to this


    82

    Re: Pervert Perez – In order for those professions to make that kind of money, it would mean we'd all be paying alot more in taxes and doctors bills. Are you willing to pay more taxes for a police officer to make 41 million dollars? How long would said police officer continue to do his job with that much money in the bank? Man, think before you talk people.



  83. 83

    Yes, this is a goog thing. Now they have enough money and no need to work again in their life, they do not need to show up again in a movie, and we are free from talentless (KStew), overrated (RPatz), and ok, the little boy (not KStew, TayTay) can stay, he is funny, even if he is afraid of germans (they don't eat you TayTay).



  84. 84

    Well the Twilight saga is making A LOT of money and they can afford these HUGE pay checks.. but are they worth it? Maybe. Not Kristin Stewart though.
    But what gives? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Twilight saga.. but their lackluster performances don't deserve this much money!!



  85. 85

    Thier acting in this series of movies is horrible. Not worth a fucking dollar.



  86. 86

    Re: monikakaiser – If you don't like them, then you don't need to spend your money on their movies. No one is forcing them on you. Robert is not overrated. And I don't see why everyone hates him so much. Because he's more popular? More money? Grow up. Also, Justin Beiber was the one afraid of the Germans, not Taylor.



  87. 87

    They have made the Summit billions, so they deserve every penny!!!



  88. 88

    Re: Poindexter-X – Then don't watch them. There are tons of other people who love the movies, and you all sourpusses do is ruin it for them.

  89. slite says – reply to this


    89

    Since the revenue fell off 85% already from the opening day. Id say that both films will miserably lose money on screen release and then try to have to make it up with merchandizing and dvd rentals.

    net net…they arent worth it.



  90. 90

    Rob and Kris are…dont get why Taylor is getting on this action…



  91. 91

    Yes, they do deserve the money, probably more when you consider that the first two movies grossed over 1.1 billion dollars. Why should the producers get all the money?



  92. 92

    ofcouse they do, thats a very easy answer, and to the ppl that said no theyre just jelious!!!!!!!!!!



  93. 93

    Can Fay-Fay now, for god's sake, get that deformity on his face repaired?



  94. 94

    not only that they can't act all that well, but Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart both diss their own movies, so they are basically paying them huge bucks to suck at what they do and diss the movie. Of course they don't deserve it.

  95. CRNL says – reply to this


    95

    I dont think any actor/actress deserves that much money. They are entertainers. There are people in the worl who rish there lives every day and they do not make handy to that in there entire life. I thinks its absolutely horrible. I would like to see some actors/actresses out doing manuel labor and see how long they last.



  96. 96

    Taylor, at least, is worth the money. I especially like the fact that his favorite singer (for the moment) is Clay Aiken. He played it so many times, his handlers took it away from him, telling him that vampires can act gay, but werewolves can't.



  97. 97

    For Rob I thinks is alright but for that other ab kid that looked like hes been stretch no way and for kristen Please no



  98. 98

    they should be getting even more… as they are the franchise now - which is worth billions.
    imagine their bargain power for the last two movies! its not like THEY can be replaced. haha



  99. 99

    Re: Diva-Babe – Do you just like to talk with out bothering to research what you are speaking about? So far the Twilight franchise HAS grossed over 1 billion dollars for the films alone (not to mention all the damn merchandise), while the Harry Potter franchise has grossed over 5 billion in films alone.

    Keep in mind that HP franchise started coming out in 2001 while the first Twilight movie came out in 2008. You're talking 2 movies on DVD, with 1 in theater and 1 to still come out vs. 6 movies out on DVD with 2 left to come out. Its a little silly to compare the two, considering the number of films the Harry Potter series has and how much revenue the DVDs gross.

    I just wanted to add that I love Harry Potter and hate the Twilight series, but felt the need to comment.



  100. 100

    I don't care if you do or don't like the movies or if you are for or against the fact that actors/actresses make astronomical amounts of money (i am against it for the record). The fact of the matter is, that is the way it is and yes they do deserve to make that much money. The series has grossed over 1 billion dollars just for the films, not to mention the multi-million dollar merchandise revenue. I think they can spare some chump change for the main stars (chump change in comparison to the total gross the films have brought in).

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