Zoe Saldana has made history by being the first-ever actor to have four films gross over $2 billion worldwide. This truly is an incredible feat for her and a testament to her talents as an actor.
Avatar: The Way of Water, which stars the actress, crossed the milestone of $2 billion in global ticket sales over the weekend.
But this isn’t her only movie that has had such success.
Released in UK cinemas last month, Avatar: The Way of Water quickly grossed over $500 million in its opening weekend, and has now surpassed a whopping $2 billion.
This makes Zoe Saldana a record breaker when it comes to box office success.
She completed the impressive feat of having 4 films that grossed $2 billion, appearing in 2009’s Avatar, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
And appears she’ll have further chances to climb up the ladder, as there are more sequels in the works! A third movie was already confirmed, and James Cameron has made an exciting announcement…
On an episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? Cameron opened up about the future of the franchise.
He said: “It looks like with the momentum that the film has now that we’ll easily pass our break even in the next few days, so it looks like I can’t wiggle out of this and I’m gonna have to do these other sequels.”
“I know what I’m going to be doing the next 6 or 7 years,” he joked.
Cameron also opened up about the technical issues he’s set to face.
“We’ve already captured and photographed the whole film, so we’re in extended post-production to do all that CG magic. And then Avatar 4 and 5 are both written. We even have some of 4 in the can.”
While the news is exciting, Saldana has previously expressed her concerns for making sequels, revealing that she sometimes feels “stuck” playing the same roles.
She told Women’s Wear Daily last year, “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.”
However, she said that “it also meant that I felt artistically stuck in my craft of not being able to expand or grow or challenge myself by playing different sorts of genres and different roles.”