The Chicago Sun-Times points out the obvious today. With the announcement that New Moon will be coming to theaters sometime in the future, and Eclipse likely right around the corner (they'll probably film those two at the same time), Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson should be expecting pretty big pay raises to go along with the new movies.
There's one rule in Hollywood that's rarely broken: Pull in big bucks at the box office and a sequel -- or three -- is virtually guaranteed. Of course the ''Twilight'' film's $70 million-plus bonanza this weekend was largely due to a built-in fan base -- thanks to the enormous success of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels.
So, not only have deals been cut for a not-unexpected second ''Twilight'' film (based on Meyer's New Moon book), but I've learned a third film is also virtually a done deal, based on Meyer's Eclipse novel -- though that won't be confirmed for some time.
Also, sources say stars Robert Pattinson, 22, and Kristin Stewart, 18, will get huge salary boosts from the $2 million each earned for "Twilight" -- reportedly $10 million more, per film, plus a nice percentage of the future movies' box-office take.