Zoe Saldaña Becomes First Actress to Make 4 Movies Over $2 Billion at the Box Office

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Zoe Saldana Attends 20th Century Studio’s ‘Avatar 2: The Way of Water’ US Premiere

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Zoe Saldaña is in a box office league of her own.

The weekend, the last film of the actress, Avatar: The Way of Water, grossed over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, making Saldaña, 44, the first actor to have four films to earn more than $2 billion. The other three games that reached the turning point are 2009s. avatar2019s Avengers: Endgame and the 2018s Avengers: Infinity War.

Additionally, Avatar: The Way of Water director James Cameron became the first director of three films to exceed $2 billion, while the other two became the first directors. avatar and the 1997s Titanic (It will be re-released in 3D this Valentine’s Day).

Saldaña plays Neytiri avatar More sequels are on the way, and after that, she’s starring the Marvel Cinematic Universe character Gamora. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3In theaters May 5th.

The actress, who also appeared in the series last year, Star wars movies told Women’s Clothing that sometimes he feels creatively “stuck” while making franchise movies.

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Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington Double Talk

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington Double Talk

20th Century Studios Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

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“I feel stuck in the last 10 years of my life. I felt stuck doing these franchises,” said Saldana. “I’m so grateful for the opportunities they’ve given me collaborating with great directors, meeting actors I consider friends, and playing a role that fans, especially kids, love.”

“But,” he added, “it also meant that I felt artistically stuck in my craft, not being able to expand, grow, or challenge myself by playing different genres and different roles.”

In late December, he clarified these remarks by reiterating his “gratitude” for major film projects.

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“I’m grateful to know that I’ve been invited to appear in films with special directors and a special cast, and I feel like the luckiest girl in this town,” she told Deadline. “They resonated so much that we had a chance to come back and come back next time. If anything, I’ve seen all the benefits, made friends. I still have mentors I’m looking for. And I bow down.”

“I think after starting my family, it got really hard for me to maintain both worlds and at the same time satisfy my curiosity about playing other different characters or earthlings, you know? But I’m happy in space. … I’ve always been happy in space. I also relate to people who love space. “

Avatar: The Way of Water now in theaters.

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