Did you know that Robert Pattinson has a new movie in theaters right now?
That’s because “The Rover” took in an abysmal $835 per-screen in its second week, bringing its domestic box office take so far to just over $500,000.
A few short years ago, "Twilight" star Pattinson could have made more than that selling one of his dirty socks. But when he plays a character who's not undead, it's box office death. “The Rover” -- director David Michod's "post-apocalyptic drama" -- is no exception. In 2012, Pattinson starred in two movies ("Cosmopolis” and “Bel Ami”) and between the two of them they couldn’t break a million.
For Pattinson and his “Twilight” co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, their best box office years may be behind them. The trio hit pay dirt as stars of the massively popular vampire franchise adapted from Stephenie Meyer‘s young adult novel series of the same name, but it's been pretty much downhill from there.
Stewart, who among the three has the longest career behind her (remember that diabetic tomboy in “Panic Room”? That’s her!), is, for now, the biggest box office draw of the group. Her starring role in 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” helped the movie earn more than $150 million. Alas, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a “Snow White” sequel is now in the works, minus Stewart and director Rupert Sanders, with whom Stewart had a decidedly unfairytale-like affair that famously destroyed both of their personal lives.
How's "Team Jacob" doing? Taylor Lautner’s non-“Twilight” films since 2008 have had more success at the box office than his more famous co-stars -- but Lautner has only appeared in three films since then, and was a supporting character in all of them.
But there's no need to weep for the "Twilight" trio. Even if none of them ever work again, they’ll likely be able to put their future spawn through college.
Take a look at the sorry numbers below: