Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are #1! Well, of course, you knew that already, but the latest way they’re on top is a rather convoluted (are there any other kind) list from Forbes: “Hollywood’s Highest-Grossing Romantic Couples.” To come up with this list, the magazine calculated domestic box-office grosses from romantic movies in the past three years. That meant that the Twilight stars were the only ones with more than one movie in the mix. (Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth landed at #4 with only the second Sex and the City movie counted.)
So, yeah, the numbers feel a little awkward, but Twilight’s $3 billion gross (in more than the past three years) was bound to trump the others no matter how you twist things. Plus, it’s a fun list to look at. Here are the rankings:
1. Rob and Kristen, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, $1.17 billion
2. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, The Vow, $125 million
3. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Just Go With It, $103 million
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth, Sex and the City 2, $95 million
5. Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love., $84 million
6. Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, Dear John, $80 million
7. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, No Strings Attached, $71 million
8. Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, The Last Song, $63 million
9. Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One, $60 million
10. Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, Water for Elephants, $59 million.
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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are splitting up, back together, having a baby, moving to Mars … the variety of conflicting rumors we’ve heard about them in the past two weeks is staggering. It’s impossible to tell if any of these are remotely believable, since they all come from “sources,” but we thought we’d round the latest ones up for your amusement, or so you can have an excuse to make the kind of exasperated faces Rob and Kristen are making in the photo above.
1. Rob and Kristen are fighting nonstop and he broke off their relationship just before the Golden Globes. This comes from The Sun, which says, “She flew to L.A. and was supposed to be Rob’s date for the Golden Globes, but he told her he wants to cool it off. He loves her but would rather go back to being good friends so they can rebuild their trust and focus on work after Twilight.” It’s also building off an earlier Life & Style report on their fighting: “Rob is at a point where he sometimes ignores her.
He’ll go out and won’t respond to her calls or texts right away.”
2. But hold on a second, Kristen and Rob were spotted together on the night of the Globes. “Wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and a backward baseball cap, Bella met Robert at Tina & Amy’s private after-party at the Soho House in WeHo!” Perez Hilton reported. She was supposedly a no-show at the ceremony because she was afraid Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would crack jokes at her expense.
2012 has been one helluva year for our favorite celebrity couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. They’ve had ups (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 grossed over $778 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing film in the Twilight series) and downs (their relationship hit some pretty major bumps in the road), so we’re sure that they’re ready to toast to 2013 and say adi-f—os to 2012!
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To honor a couple, that’s living out a way better story than we could ever see up on the big screen, we’re taking a look at the biggest Robsten moments over the year. Join us as we relive the highlights and toast to a love that prevails!
1. Robsten lands second on Forbes‘ list of top-earning on-screen couples, right behind Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on track to be the highest-grossing Twilight pic.
Love is a battlefield, and 2012 was not immune the heart’s harsh ways. Celebrity relationships had a tough go at things this year and saw a record number of sad splits (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett), shocking divorces (Heidi Klum and Seal) and close-call almost breakups (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). But 2012 also saw a few reconciliations (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), giving us hope for 2013. Browse through our gallery of the 20 biggest breakups of 2012 and tell us which split was the most devastating to watch.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have basically been traveling the world nonstop for the past month, so yeah, we don’t expect them to get off the plane in full makeup and Gucci suits these days. But in the photo above, of the pair arriving back in LAX after a flight from New York, they still look a billion times better than, say, I did yesterday after a little Thanksgiving trip to Florida. They don’t even have bags under their eyes! Which is why we want to scream at the people who have jumped on these pics as proof of something or other.
Oh, that baggy T-shirt KStew’s wearing is definitely hiding a baby bump, some gossips say. It couldn’t possibly be just a casual shirt donned over skintight jeans (and I can assure you, THOSE are the first to go when there’s a bump in progress) for a cross-country flight.
The Twilight stars look particularly yearbook-y in this photo from Comic-Con.
Even the most amateur of movie biz followers knows that stars of mega-franchise movies face a huge hurdle when it comes to finding work later But then again, for every Elijah Wood or Mark Hamill, there’s an Emma Watson or Harrison Ford. Which category will the Twilight cast fall into? We’re taking a close look at all the movies our favorite vampires and werewolves have lined up here, and while we were a bit surprised to see who’s dance card is all filled up and whose IMDb page is looking a little blank at the moment, we’re also choosing to see those empty calendars as great opportunities. Especially now that casting directors must be noting all the cash that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 brought in over the weekend. In the meantime, here’s what we’re looking forward to from the cast next:
Robert Pattinson: Rob seems hellbent on defying any and every box you might want to place him in, post Twilight, so his range of projects is vast. In pre-production, he’s got Mission: Blacklist, in which he’ll play a military interrogator who helped find Saddam Hussein; Hold On to Me, in which he’ll play the love interest of Carey Mulligan, who’s plotting to kidnap the town’s richest guy; The Rover, about car thieves in the Australian Outback; and Queen of the Desert, about early-20th-century archaelogist Gertrude Bell (played by Naomi Watts). Then it looks like he’ll be re-teaming with Cosmopolis helmer David Cronenberg for something called Maps to the Stars. We’re breathless after just summarizing all that.
Kristen Stewart: By contrast, KStew found herself telling E!, “I’m kinda desperate to get a job right now,” on the BD2 black carpet last week. After the release of On the Road in December, she’s got nothing official on her plate. But there are three possible flicks for her: Snow White and the Huntsman 2, which she might star in after all, despite rumors the movie was going in a different direction. Also, there’s Focus, the heist movie starring Ben Affleck. She’s also said to be in the running for Lie Down in Darkness, based on a novel by William Styron about a seriously screwed up family living in 1950s Virginia. On the other hand, Kristen had a very busy 2011, so we can also picture her taking a bit of a break — maybe perfecting her sax skills — and then making something huge a little later down the line.
Taylor Lautner: We think the disappointing box office take of Abduction may have caused Taylor (or his people) to opt for a breather before grabbing all the offers coming his way. We think his decision to make the comedy Grown Ups 2 his next movie is brilliant, though. We’ve seen in the Twilight movies and a number of little videos along the way that he’s got comedic chops to go with those abs. But then he’ll use those abs again in Tracer, which is, no joke, a parkour movie.
I saw the Twilight marathon last night. I saw all five movies of the saga and furiously wrote down my thoughts in real time for you to read. I am not a Twilight fan, I haven’t read the books and up until last night had not seen any of the films. (Okay, okay, I saw the Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but I wasn’t paying attention and I didn’t know who was who or what was going on. So I’m saying it doesn’t count.) I’m not some kind of cynic ready to tear Twilight a new one. I love almost any movie I see in the theaters. I almost wept when Cher sang “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me” in Burlesque when I saw it opening night, so yeah, I am not a hard sell when it comes to the magic of the movies. So whether you saw Breaking Dawn – Part 2 last night or haven’t seen any of the films in years, please join me on my fantastically long life-blogging adventure. It’ll be like you’re there, except you don’t have to remain seated for eight hours after spilling soda into your crotch. Or maybe that’s how you roll too. No judgment! (Along the way, I’ll also introduce you, via video, to the other marathon viewers who joined me last night. They were a very diverse bunch.)
11:38 a.m. Say what you want about Kristen Stewart (and I’m sure a lot of you have!), but she plays everything completely natural, and I think it’s what keeps Twilight from going completely over-the-top. (Also, nobody was booing Kristen at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13.0) You know what is over-the-top though?
11:40: Taylor Lautner‘s flowing mane (Insane Wig #1). Taylor looks about 14 in this movie, but I love that genuinely awkward moment when Bella accidentally opens a car door into him after seeing Jacob for the first time in a decade.
11:43: Whether it was director Catherine Hardwicke or the book that set it up first, I immediately feel protective of Bella when the high school kids hate on her old truck. You kids can go to hell!
Didn’t we just saw that Kristen Stewart‘s stylist was going nuts, but in a good way? So far nude Zuhair Murad in L.A., a black, sequin-and-lace jumpsuit, also by Zuhair Murad in London, and earlier today, a very cool navy-and-white Julien McDonald dress at the photo call in Madrid, with strappy black Jerome Rousseau heels. We were curious to see what her team would pull out of their closet for the Breaking Dawn – 2 premiere which was scheduled a couple of hours after the press conference. And they’ve done it again. We’re amazed by this neon yellow, beautifully fitted Dior mini dress. More so because of the neutral, glowing makeup and braid that doesn’t take away from the statement color. But more than anything, we’ve fallen head over heels (pun totally intended) for her black-and-white ankle-strap (don’t miss the spikes) pumps. We felt the same way when we saw Emma Stone‘s Ferragamo houndstooth pumps a couple of months ago. Here’s a closer look at Kristen’s heels.
See what we mean? So edgy! We totally don’t mean to ignore Robert Pattinson (who looks like a deer caught in headlights, always — adorable) and Taylor Lautner. But put a great pair of shoes in front of us and we get tunnel vision, so excuse us!
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The HuffPo has published a running diary of a Breaking Dawn – 2 screening in New York on Wednesday that wasn’t so much interesting for the story — it’s rather snarky for our taste — but because of the descriptions of the fans’ reaction to the movie. It’s important to know how fellow Twi-hards are responding to this movie to end all movies. Like, we’d be wolf whistling every time Taylor Lautner came on screen. It’s going to happen, so future seat-mates, beware. “As the lights dim, a young female lets out a very loud audible groan,” the post’s author Mike Ryan writes. “Not a groan of displeasure, one of, ‘I physically can’t wait one more second.’ ” That young female is now our soul sister. Someone who really is not our soul anything is this guy or girl: “As Kristen Stewart‘s name is displayed across the screen, one fan took this opportunity to unleash a very loud, ‘boo.’ ”
What’s the deal, people? Who in their right mind would boo Kristen? Is this actually happening in theaters across the world now? Is it part of that whole misogynistic witch hunt that took place over the summer, still spilling over into the movie? Or was someone just joking about the misogynistic witch hunt? (It was a New York screening, people could be acting annoyingly ironic.)
This is where you come in, dear fans. What’s going on around you while you’re watching the movie? Are people booing? Applauding? Screeching? You’re the gauge of how successful and loved these movies actually are, and you’d be doing us, and fellow fans, a solid by writing in and sharing your experiences in the comments section below, or tweet us @VH1Celebrity. (By the way, we’ve sent our own Halle Kiefer to today’s all-day Twilight Marathon, so expect a very different kind of report on that tomorrow morning!)
The moment has finally arrived, Twi-hards. We are armed with boxes of tissues to take with us to the theater tonight for probably the first of many viewings of Breaking Dawn – Part 2. But despite all our preparation, and our vows to move on to new obsessions, we’re not entirely ready to say goodbye to Twilight. And we’re pretty sure you aren’t either. Which is why we’re so happy to have found the above supercut of Edward and Bella giving each other all those looks, from Twilight through BD1. From that first awkward sniff in biology and that one time in Volterra, to their honeymoon and that gruesome childbirth scene, there are so many ways these two can look at each other and send shivers down our spines.
We think you’ll agree, it’s the perfect thing to watch when you need just a little fix of epic romance to tide you through the day. And much less expensive than tattooing quotes on your arm, too.
By the way, if you love supercuts, head over to our sister sites: Film.com’s got a very silly one of Robert Pattinson staring, while MTV’s “Save Bella” video had us in stitches.
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