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Top-Grossing Directors at the Domestic Box Office BETA

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See also: Top Directors at the Worldwide Box Office

Notes

  1. Since we are still actively researching technical roles, we consider this chart to be in beta mode. The table includes data for movies in The Numbers database. While we make every effort to collect all available data, there are inevitably omissions and errors. Please help us by sending corrections to corrections@the-numbers.com.
  2. The figures represent the total amount of domestic (US+Canada) revenue generated by all the movies a person has contributed to as a Director over their careers. This chart is not adjusted for inflation.
  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Steven Spielberg 33 $4,334,220,436 $131,340,013
2 Michael Bay 13 $2,324,345,415 $178,795,801
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,466,451 $177,872,204
4 Robert Zemeckis 19 $2,099,170,408 $110,482,653
5 James Cameron 13 $1,970,805,840 $151,600,449
6 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,888,126,820 $171,647,893
7 Ron Howard 25 $1,884,967,266 $75,398,691
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,837,026,476 $96,685,604
9 Clint Eastwood 35 $1,818,479,559 $51,956,559
10 Chris Columbus 16 $1,749,649,868 $109,353,117
11 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
12 J.J. Abrams 6 $1,683,676,432 $280,612,739
13 Ridley Scott 26 $1,635,104,024 $62,888,616
14 David Yates 6 $1,631,639,095 $271,939,849
15 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,529,094,148 $139,008,559
16 Sam Raimi 15 $1,525,472,659 $101,698,177
17 Francis Lawrence 9 $1,434,606,739 $159,400,749
18 Jon Favreau 8 $1,328,147,193 $166,018,399
19 Roland Emmerich 15 $1,292,215,661 $86,147,711
20 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,233,317,886 $112,119,808
21 Bill Condon 9 $1,218,650,084 $135,405,565
22 Chris Renaud 4 $1,201,994,200 $300,498,550
23 Pierre Coffin 4 $1,178,325,045 $294,581,261
24 Andrew Stanton 4 $1,163,691,774 $290,922,944
25 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
26 Bryan Singer 10 $1,142,203,560 $114,220,356
27 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,806 $81,509,129
28 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
29 Joss Whedon 4 $1,112,128,782 $278,032,196
30 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,099,653,197 $73,310,213
31 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,223 $78,268,873
32 Jay Roach 12 $1,095,117,925 $91,259,827
33 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,510 $68,204,719
34 Zack Snyder 10 $1,090,589,030 $109,058,903
35 Richard Donner 17 $1,086,785,566 $63,928,563
36 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,075,149,233 $82,703,787
37 John Lasseter 7 $1,051,071,233 $150,153,033
38 Steven Soderbergh 28 $1,038,969,411 $37,106,050
39 Todd Phillips 9 $1,037,248,849 $115,249,872
40 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,034,577,379 $36,949,192
41 Garry Marshall 18 $1,023,085,661 $56,838,092
42 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,524 $40,050,939
43 Conrad Vernon 4 $953,639,613 $238,409,903
44 Tom McGrath 5 $912,981,217 $182,596,243
45 Jon Turteltaub 12 $907,402,913 $75,616,909
46 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,515,488 $127,216,498
47 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,907 $123,879,558
48 David Fincher 11 $863,491,953 $78,499,268
49 Justin Lin 9 $846,031,066 $94,003,452
50 Sam Mendes 7 $833,557,979 $119,079,711