Zoe Saldana becomes first actor to star in four US$2 billion movies

Zoe Saldaña.
Zoe Saldaña. Photo credit: Getty Images

Zoe Saldaña is officially other worldly when it comes to picking profitable projects.

With her latest, Avatar: The Way of Water, crossed the US$2 billion mark at the box office, making Saldaña the first actor to appear in four films that have achieved that distinction.

The other three films are the original Avatar in 2009, 2019's Avengers: Endgame and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.

Avatar: The Way of the Water director James Cameron also now becomes the first director to have three films earn that distinction with Avatar and Titanic, which hit theatres in 1997.

Saldaña, who plays Neytiri in the Avatar films, has more chances to add to her impressive resume.

Not only is she expected to be in future Avatar sequels, but she returns as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which debuts in theatres in May.