How much is Robert Pattinson worth? $100 million
How did Robert Pattinson earn his money and wealth?
Robert Pattinson’s performances drew notice in 2003 when he was 17, he jumped from the stage to the screen, nabbing a role in the TV movie “Ring of the Nibelungs”. The work required him to move to South Africa for several months, where the movie was being filmed. Around the same time that he was finishing up work on projects, Pattinson met Mike Newell, director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). The meeting and audition earned Pattinson the role of Cedric Diggory, Harry Potter’s friend, and a fellow wizard. This movie and the role propelled Pattinson’s life and career forward in unimaginable ways. Teen People magazine called him “The next Jude Law” while Screen International magazine labeled him a “British Star of Tomorrow.”
A big Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson fan, Robert Pattinson’s post-Potter plan was to take on smaller roles in plays or films that could let him explore unique characters. But things did not follow this plan. He did go on to play a shell-shocked World War II veteran in the BBC thriller, The Haunted Airman (2005); a student with a teacher crush in The Bad Mother’s Handbook (2006); Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
What followed was a shot at the film Twilight. His audition for the role of Edward Cullen, a century-old vampire in love, took place in the bedroom of the movie’s director Catherine Hardwicke. Pattinson wowed both Hardwicke and his future co-star, Kristen Stewart, with his performance.
Robert Pattinson’s casting as the perfectly gorgeous Cullen struck a nerve. There were calls for a boycott of the film and 75,000 fans signed a petition asking he be removed from the cast. To live up to the expectations, Pattinson poured himself into his character. In the end, the hard work and the original choice to go with Pattinson paid off. In the movie’s first weekend, box office receipts totaled nearly $70 million and its leading man turns into heartthrob status by every fan.
The film also served as a reminder that Pattinson, a guitar and keyboard player who loves Van Morrison, hasn’t quite given up on his music aspirations. The Twilight soundtrack includes two songs by the actor. There’s additional Pattinson music on the soundtrack to another recent film of his, “How to Be”.
What are the highest grossing movies of Robert Pattinson?
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon $296,623,634
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: $292,324,737
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: $292,004,738
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: $290,013,036
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1: $281,287,133
- Twilight: $192,769,854
- Water for Elephants: $58,709,717
- Remember Me: $19,068,240
- The Lost City of Z: $8,580,410
- Good Time: $2,026,499
- The Rover: $1,114,423
- Cosmopolis: $763,556
- Little Ashes: $481,586
- Maps to the Stars: $350,741
- Bel Ami: $120,462
Read More: Best Movies of Robert Pattinson