The two young Hollywood film franchises may not be competing for ticket sales at the exact same time, but it’s a race to the top to see which stars make more money!
Even though we’re not supposed to compare the two directly, we can’t help it. With female heroines, heated love triangles and mutiny among the youth, The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga really do have a ton in common.
But one thing won’t be identical in the end — their paychecks. In this respect, which franchise’s actors come out on top?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, leading lady Jennifer Lawrence was only paid $500,000 to play Katniss Everdeen in the film. However, she is set to receive “escalators,” bonuses that kick in now that the film has crossed certain box office thresholds, bringing her new total to over $1 million.
That’s not much in comparison to Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart, who received a reported $2 million for the first film. Her co-stars and on screen love interests, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, each received only $1 million for their roles.
If you think that’s a lot, all three of their paychecks grew to $12.5 million each for Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Breaking Dawn — Part 2, plus 7.5 percent of the gross!
The paychecks for the men of Lawrence’s Hunger Games love triangle are currently unknown, but hopefully their salaries will scale like those of the actors in Twilight. They’re sure working for it, with all that physical activity, and after reading subsequent books Catching Fire and Mockingjay, we know those demands only grow larger from here on out!