According to industry insiders, the studios is paying each of the central characters $25 million for their roles. Each actor will also receive 7.5% of the films gross, a number that could push their salaries just over the $40 million mark.
The large pay days shouldn’t come as a surprise as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has already taken in $161 in domestic box office earnings since debuting on June 30.
Breaking Dawn will be broken into two parts, which means approx. $20 million per movie based on profit sharing, not a bad number for three actors who were widely unknown before the first Twilight movie was released.