Twilight’s Lovebirds Get $10 Million Pay Raise for New Moon

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Coming hot on the heels of the announcement by Summit Entertainment that they are quickly moving ahead with the sequel to “Twilight”, to be based on the novel “New Moon”, comes this (probably very true) rumor that the franchise’s two stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, will be getting a nice fat pay raise for the upcoming sequel. Of course these are just “inside whispers”, but chances are, it’s true. You don’t open a $70 million dollar movie and not get a healthy pay raise. The first sequel to a blockbuster almost always does better than the original at the box office, since by the time the sequel is getting ready to come out, even those who didn’t see the first one in theaters will have heard all the raves about it and seen it on DVD, so the audience is all but guaranteed to double. See the “Matrix” and “Lord of the Rings”.

The news of an impending pay raise from Stewart and Pattinson’s reported $2 million each for the first movie to a very healthy $12 million each for “New Moon” comes courtesy of the Chicago Sun Times:

Also, sources say stars Robert Pattinson, 22, and Kristin Stewart, 18, will get huge salary boosts from the $2 million each earned for “Twilight” — reportedly $10 million more, per film, plus a nice percentage of the future movies’ box-office take.

The article also notes that “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke hasn’t been confirmed as coming back yet, and indeed, I don’t think it would matter. As long as you get the stars back, there’s no way the sequel won’t be a hit anyway regardless of who is behind the camera. And in any case, according to many of the reviews I’ve read, it’s not as if Hardwicke has been getting a whole lot of praise…

Below: “Pssst. Did you hear? $12 million for ‘New Moon’! Sha-sweet!”

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  • misbah

    Congrats to the twilight team and the actors………………they are happy and so will we the audience be……….we will watch and u will make……………………EXCELLENT job…Keep it Up….
    somehow after twilight I have started thinking about my first love which is very painful……………but Life is moving on………….but I also cheirsh the memories and New Moon would be interestig to watch
    The best thing about Twilight is that its so familiar or like many girls can relate themselves to bella and tehy do have Edward in there life…….and finding ur true love is very fortunate……..which happenes very rarely………….coz
    Falling in love is eveyones dream …but loosing him is…………

  • misbah

    Congrats to the twilight team and the actors………………they are happy and so will we the audience be……….we will watch and u will make……………………EXCELLENT job…Keep it Up….
    somehow after twilight I have started thinking about my first love which is very painful……………but Life is moving on………….but I also cheirsh the memories and New Moon would be interestig to watch
    The best thing about Twilight is that its so familiar or like many girls can relate themselves to bella and tehy do have Edward in there life…….and finding ur true love is very fortunate……..which happenes very rarely………….coz
    Falling in love is eveyones dream …but loosing him is…………

  • http://www.twilightphilippines.blogspot.com/ RobertLoVeKristen

    They DESERVED it..!! =) Congratz… I hope this two amazing COUPLE =) will do all the TWILIGHT SAGA since they were the ONE starting it.. They should be the one to FINISHED it.. It will not be as great as the TWILIGHT & NEWMOON MOVIE if they will going to change the MAIN ARTIST behind the BELLA,EDWARD & Cullen family,etc CHARACTERS.

    HOPE YOU CAN VISIT PHILIPPINES TWILIGHT SAGA CAST =) & STEPHANIE MEYER .. =)

    from: TWILIGHTER – PHILIPPINES..!!

  • http://www.twilightphilippines.blogspot.com RobertLoVeKristen

    They DESERVED it..!! =) Congratz… I hope this two amazing COUPLE =) will do all the TWILIGHT SAGA since they were the ONE starting it.. They should be the one to FINISHED it.. It will not be as great as the TWILIGHT & NEWMOON MOVIE if they will going to change the MAIN ARTIST behind the BELLA,EDWARD & Cullen family,etc CHARACTERS.

    HOPE YOU CAN VISIT PHILIPPINES TWILIGHT SAGA CAST =) & STEPHANIE MEYER .. =)

    from: TWILIGHTER – PHILIPPINES..!!

  • http://comcast.net/ Samantha

    Yeah congratz u too my crush when he watches it he falls asleep and calls it cheesy and i get reallllllyyyyyy mad and i walk away and i hear him sigh ROFL I DONT EVEN HAVE A BOY FRIEND

  • http://comcast.net Samantha

    Yeah congratz u too my crush when he watches it he falls asleep and calls it cheesy and i get reallllllyyyyyy mad and i walk away and i hear him sigh ROFL I DONT EVEN HAVE A BOY FRIEND

  • John Lobovitch

    Is that an other deal from the venture capitalist Jean marc Lopez ? He is managing a $100 million fund dedicated to invest in independent films.

    No conversation about venture capital would be complete without mention of Jean Marc Lopez, a legend in the field, founder of A-Venture Capital. With almost two decades experience to his credit, Mr Lopez is a powerhouse among venture capitalists.

    He is known for his uncanny ability to manage a high volume of projects – and to do it effectively.

    Over the years, Jean Marc Lopez has had a hand in the success of numerous marketplace heavyweights.

    In contrast to many venture capitalists, Jean Marc Lopez maintains a low profile, often shunning the limelight to make room for partners and the CEOs of the companies he champions.

  • John Lobovitch

    Is that an other deal from the venture capitalist Jean marc Lopez ? He is managing a $100 million fund dedicated to invest in independent films.

    No conversation about venture capital would be complete without mention of Jean Marc Lopez, a legend in the field, founder of A-Venture Capital. With almost two decades experience to his credit, Mr Lopez is a powerhouse among venture capitalists.

    He is known for his uncanny ability to manage a high volume of projects – and to do it effectively.

    Over the years, Jean Marc Lopez has had a hand in the success of numerous marketplace heavyweights.

    In contrast to many venture capitalists, Jean Marc Lopez maintains a low profile, often shunning the limelight to make room for partners and the CEOs of the companies he champions.