Twilight By The Numbers: Where do we stack vs other films

twilight-booksYahoo Movies has some amazing factoids up.

Over the past four years the “Twilight” series has made a staggering $2.5 billion. But that’s not the only stat worth reporting. Take a look at “Twilight” by the numbers:

-The four top-earning teen romance films of all time are all four “Twilight” films. “Save the Last Dance” (2001) and “Step Up” (2006) come in at a distant 5th and 6th place, respectively.

-The entire “Twilight” film series thus far represents the highest earning vampire films of all time, followed by “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) and “Van Helsing” (2004), respectively.

-Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are the on-screen/off-screen couple who have had the most box office pull — easily beating Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who starred together in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005).

-Dr. Carlisle Cullen (played by Peter Facinelli) made Forbes’ 2012 list of highest earning fictional characters. Is he really worth $36.3 billion!?

See more data on Yahoo Movies


  1. That’s domestic box office not adjusted for inflation. After Twilight, the highest international box office is Van Helsing. International adjusted for inflation is probably Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).

    In any case, adjusted international or not, the Twilight Saga is #1! And is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. The only other consistently successful vampire franchises are Underworld and Blade, and they don’t come close.

    • alphanubilus says:

      When also consider that the Twi-budgets are comparible to that of Blade and Underworld, it truly is amazing. Granted both Underworld and Blade movies are consistantly R-rated, and are more genre specific than Twilight. Neither has the cult following either… Underworld has simply and progressively gotten worse and worse with each entry.

      Had Van Helsing had a decent plot, it would have made a LOT more money, but the actual story took backseat for CGI spectacles. Granted the CGI does stand the test of time. I just purchased it on Blu-Ray and amazingly enough, it still looks great. Universal is planning on remaking it. Let’s hope they focus on story (first), and just not turn it into another “Wolf-Man fiasco”…

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