In 2008, Twilight was already a worldwide book phenomenon with a devoted fan base of teenagers and Twimoms. But when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s onscreen love became an offscreen romance, the Twilight hype machine kicked into high gear, rocketing the franchise and its stars to stratospheric levels of fame. It seemed almost impossible, but Rob and Kristen’s off-screen romance served to intensify the already fanatical Twilight fervor that was sweeping the world.
Rather than dying down, the hunger for Twilight and the desire to know more about Rob and Kristen’s hush-hush romance seemed to grow bigger and bigger with every movie. So far the films have grossed $1.8 billion worldwide and with the first part of Breaking Dawn hitting theaters on November 18, it seems like fans are just as ravenous for all things Twilight (and all things Robsten) as they were three years ago.
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