However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. The film was a commercial success, earning million its opening weekend, and has grossed 2 million worldwide.
It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10.
In an interview with The Wrap, Weitz said Lautner deserved a lot of credit for the movie's box office, stating, "If you look at the movie, it should have been the weakest in the franchise, because Robert Pattinson doesn't play as big a role." The commercial performance of the film outpaced the first film, setting several box office records including the biggest midnight opening in the United States and Canada and the biggest single-day opening.
Although it began after the release of the first film, upon release of New Moon, Lautner and his co-stars Stewart and Pattinson transitioned to teen idol status, with Lautner particularly admired by teens for his new physical characteristics, becoming a sex symbol.
After his massive physical change following Twilight, Lautner became a tabloid teen idol with his co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Lautner, determined to stay in the series, worked out every day and gained over 30 pounds (14 kg) of muscle in order to bulk up for the role of Jacob Black in the remaining films in the The Twilight Saga.
Even though Canadian-Greek actress Marie Avgeropoulos is older than Lautner (he's just 21), she's still only 27, so it's not like she's got a long life and career behind her.
The telltale signs that they are a couple — holding hands, snuggling, the ritual selfie — led gossip hounds at New York's Daily News and the Daily Mail to declare them an official twosome (although the Mail spelled her name wrong). Here's what we know about the brunette beauty: According to her IMDb profile, she was born in June 1986 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Superior, and grew up in the great Canadian outdoors.
Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing film of the franchise and the highest-grossing romantic fantasy, werewolf and vampire movie of all time at the American and Canadian box office. The popularity of Lautner and his cast members continued to summit, especially via the "Team Edward vs. Lautner continued in this role for two years, co-starring in the BBC comedy for three series.
It ranks as the 36th highest-grossing film of all-time in the U. On the 23rd of June 2016 it was announced that Lautner had been cast in the Ryan Murphy comedy horror series Scream Queens.
The duo was nominated at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.