Rob, Kristen, and Taylor in Forbes' "Hollywood's Best Actors For The Buck"
Ranking second on our list isKristen Stewart. For every dollar she gets paid Stewart returns an average $40.60. Stewart is in the unusual situation of ranking high on this list and topping ourHighest-Earning Actresslist. Usually, if an actor is earning more than anyone else in Hollywood, it’s hard for him or her to be considered a bankable investment. That high salary means the films have to do spectacularly to offer profitable returns to the studios.
Stewart was able to earn a ton over the last three years and offer a healthy return thanks to the Twilightfranchise. Even though she was paid $25 million to star in the last two films, she was clearly worth the money. TheTwilightfilms have grossed $3.3 billion at the global box office and the final film,Breaking Dawn Part 2, is still in theaters.
Her two co-stars,Robert PattinsonandTaylor Lautner, also make our list. Pattinson ranks 4thwith a $31.70 return for every dollar he is paid. Lautner ranks 6thwith a $29.50 return.
All three of the actors were paid the same for the finalTwilightmovies. The differences in their return numbers comes from their other projects. This year Stewart hadSnow White and the Huntsman which turned a nice profit, grossing $400 million on an estimated budget of $170 million.
Pattinson’s other movies this year,Bel AmiandCosmopolis, weren’t released in enough theaters to count for this list. The only other film we looking at for Pattinson wasWater for Elephantswhich grossed $118 million at the global box office on a $38 million budget.
Lautner’s one non-Twilightfilm wasAbduction, which didn’t do great. The film only cost $35 million to make but it grossed just $82 million at the box office worldwide, which means it probably just turned a small profit.