Say what you will about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and how ridiculous the hype behind the Twilight franchise is -- they're laughing at you all the way to the bank. And holy shit, when I say bank, I mean bank.
These two are the highest-grossing romantic movie celebrity couple, probably ever, in life, because dear god, according to Forbes, they earned $1.17 billion together based off this one franchise alone. In just three years. Because of Twilight. Truly mind-blowing stuff.
Forbes compiled the list by looking at the biggest, most successful romance movies over the past three years. Then they added up each couple's U.S. box office total. Not surprising that this particular vampire-y duo came out on top, but still, I'll say it again: $1.17 billion. Billion! Inconceivable.
Rob & Kristen are also rare in the sense that they're costars who are also together in real life, just in case you actually didn't know that (well, maybe not, since rumors of their breaking up have been taking over the universe recently). The only other real life couple to make the list were Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth. The Last Song, based on a Nicholas Sparks novel (ugh), came in eighth place, and it made a whopping $63 million for the pair.
In case you were wondering, second place went to Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams. They earned $125 million in the box office for starring in The Vow. Another romance movie that I have yet to see and probably never will. Also, Tatum made the list twice with costar Amanda Seyfried, since Dear John earned $80 million in the U.S. and another $35 million abroad. I guess I can no longer make fun of Nicholas Sparks because he, too, is cackling at us poor folk while he's swimming around in his pile of gold coins deep inside a hidden vault.
And, believe it or not, our man Robert ended up on the list twice too (yeah, this isn't shocking at all). He rounded out 10th place with his costar Reese Witherspoon -- Water for Elephants made $59 million.
Quite the three years it's been for Rob, hasn't it? Of course, he and KStew had quite an advantage since they appeared in three movies that made mega bucks during these three years. But still, no one can doubt the power (and money-earning abilities) of the vampire. Aren't you glad that you now know this information?
Can you believe Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart in Twilight made $1.17 billion in the box office?
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