The film earned a record-breaking 2,839,137 opening weekend and an overall run of 9,827,462 worldwide.The film received mixed reviews, Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter praised Pattinson's performance, stating that "(he) makes you forget the white makeup and weird eye contact lenses – to focus on a character torn between his love for the human Bella (Stewart) and the knowledge that she'll have to let go of her beating heart if she's to stay with him forever." Will Lawrence of Empire Online praised the performance of three leads of the film by saying that "All three corners of the love triangle look sharper than before: the most accomplished actor, Stewart, still lip-biting, Lautner still pec-flexing, and Pattinson not fully shaking that fiery-eyed pout.He became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company.
This is a camouflage for his own problems that slowly unfurl, adding colour and improving the film." In the film, he played the dual roles, first a brief but crucial role of Charles Marker, a reporter in Germany during World War I and latter as an adult version of the leader.
He received praise for his performance, which Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called "elegant" In August 2017, during the promotions for Good Time, Pattinson wrote and starred in a short film for GQ, which described by the magazine as "Robert Pattinson Battles Fame and Fear to Get a New York Street Dog" and titled Fear & Shame.
In 2013, Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances.
In 2016, he also became the first brand ambassador of their Menswear collection. He sang songs for the Twilight film series and the 2008 independent comedy-drama film How to Be.
In 2008, Pattinson landed the role of Edward Cullen in the film Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name.