Movies.com: Will Fans Go See the Twilight Actors in Just Any Movie?Sep 2nd, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Here’s something that I’ve been hearing a lot lately, “Twilight fans only like Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Launter...insert name of whatever actor… in Twilight.” Then, after that, whatever film doesn’t make Twilight proportions at the box office, the blame is laid at the feet of the Twilight Saga actor in question. The point is, is that fair? Are fans really only interested in seeing Twilight Saga actors in Twilight?
Over the last year and a half both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have had multiple projects hit the big screen. Pattinson had Remember Me followed by Water For Elephants. Kristen Stewart had The Runaways and Welcome to the Rileys. None of those pictures reached Twilight proportions at the box office. In fact, Water for Elephants’ domestic gross was $58,709,717 on a picture that reportedly took 38 million to make. Even if you consider that it took in more in the foreign market, it’s not exactly a rousing success for a film having two Academy Award winning actors, and Robert Pattinson in the cast. Welcome to the Rileys, featuring Emmy and Academy Award winners in the cast in addition to Kristen Stewart didn’t do any better taking in $158,898 domestically. However is this economic result all because Twilight fans didn’t support the movie? What about the fan pull of the other actors?
Read the rest over at Movies.com and let us know what you think. Are you a fan who’ll go see Robert Pattinson or any of the other Twilight actors in any and all movies they do, or are you more selective about what you’ll watch?