Robert Pattinson Is Filthy Rich Thanks to Twilight; Kristen Stewart Not Exactly Hurting, Either

See what kind of bonuses the stars earned from the first movie alone in the popular film franchise

By Claudia Rosenbaum Apr 10, 2014 5:57 PMTags
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Sink your teeth into this!

Details about the kind of money Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart made from the first flick in the Twilight Saga have come to light by way of a lawsuit between film financier Goldcrest Film Distribution and studio Summit Entertainment.

According to court documents obtained by E! News, Twilight has generated over $392 million in worldwide box office revenues, not counting the 11.5 million DVDs sold.

Goldcrest is now suing Summit, claiming they were deprived out of money due to deceptive accounting practices.

Goldcrest states that Twilight cost less than $40 million to produce and that they gave approximately $10 million to the production upfront. In exchange, Goldcrest was to receive a portion of the worldwide revenues generated by the four films.

Now here's where it gets good.

The lawsuit states that amended talent agreements with Pattinson, Stewart and other Twilight talent granted the stars a total of $6 million in additional retroactive bonuses.

In Pattinson's case, that meant "he was entitled to a $300,000 bonus," according to the suit. What's more, when New Moon was being put together, the studio "amended the existing 2007 Twilight agreements to include additional retroactive bonuses," thereby awarding both Pattinson and Stewart $2.5 million each.

Meanwhile, author Stephenie Meyer and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg were awarded $500,000 each.

As if that wasn't enough, the first Twilight film would up paying an additional $11.5 million to actors, writers and other talent stemming from home video residuals.

Not too shabby!