Rob felt a special connection to the film and felt it was something that had to be made. But the shear force of his popularity is probably driving the numbers. Pattinson stars as Tyler Hawkins, who lives in posh Manhattan but is estranged from his successful father (Pierce Brosnan). Tyler is alienated and resentful, but he soon finds someone he can relate to. (Emilie de Ravin).
The film made back its money before even going overseas. So far it has grossed $18.7 million in North America, bringing the total to $45.7 million. The film’s top foreign markets before last weekend’s openings were surprisingly Russia ($3.15m), Italy, ($2.35m), Germanyn ($1.9m), Brazil, ($1.71) the UK/Ireland ($1.5m) and Australia ($1.21m)
Going foward, the film will open in several other countries, from Chile in South America to Turkey. And it has yet to open in several top Asian markets, such as China, Japan, and South Korea. All in all, not a bad showing for a small indie film, and Rob’s first outing as a lead in a movie outside of the “Twilight” series — and without Kristen Stewart.