Zoe Saldaña becomes first actor to have four movies cross $2 billion
Written by ABC Audio. All rights reserved. on January 24, 2023
Zoe Saldaña has a reason to flash that million-dollar smile — well, technically it’s a $2 billion smile, times four.
She has set a record as the first actor to have four movies cross the $2 billion mark at the box office.
Her latest adventure in Pandora as Neytiri, Avatar: The Way of Water, joined the original 2009 film in the $2 billion club over the weekend. Saldaña also appeared as Gamora in two $2 billion grossers for Marvel Studios: Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Specifically, Avatar holds the title as the highest-grossing movie of all time, with a worldwide take of $2.9 billion; thanks to rereleases, it surpassed the film that briefly took its crown, Endgame, which made $2.48 billion globally. Infinity War ended its run with a $2.7 billion take, making it the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time.
But with the way Way of Water is performing in theaters for 20th Century Studios, it looks like those rankings will shake up once again.
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