Zoe Saldaña Becomes First Actor to Have 4 Movies Make Over $2 Billion at Box Office

Zoe Saldaña is in a box office league of her own. Over the weekend, the actress's latest movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, surpassed $2 billion at the

worldwide box office, making Saldaña, 44, the first actor to have four movies earn more than $2 billion. Her other three titles to reach the milestone are 2009's Avatar, 2019's

Avengers: Endgame and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. Additionally, Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron is now the first director to have three films over $2

billion, the other two being the first Avatar and 1997's Titanic (while will be re-released in 3D this Valentine's Day). Saldaña plays Neytiri in the Avatar films, which

have more sequels on the way, and she next plays her Marvel Cinematic Universe character Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in theaters May 5. Last year, the

actress, who also starred in the recent Star Trek movies, told Women's Wear Daily that she sometimes felt creatively "stuck" doing franchise films. RELATED: Zoe Saldaña

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news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. "I feel that for the last 10 years of my life, I've been just stuck. I felt stuck doing these franchises," Saldana

said. "I'm very grateful for the opportunities that they provided, from collaborating with amazing directors and getting to meet cast members that I consider friends and getting

to play a role that fans, especially children, love."