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Top-Grossing Directors at the Domestic Box Office BETA


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.
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  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Steven Spielberg 32 $4,189,378,611 $130,918,082
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,142,955,393 $178,579,616
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,236,918 $177,853,077
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,024,658,793 $112,481,044
5 James Cameron 12 $1,965,198,977 $163,766,581
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,815,683,041 $72,627,322
7 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,813,350,982 $201,483,442
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,747,478,196 $91,972,537
9 George Lucas 6 $1,732,937,044 $288,822,841
10 Chris Columbus 16 $1,729,729,149 $108,108,072
11 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,689,648,595 $49,695,547
12 Sam Raimi 14 $1,524,694,467 $108,906,748
13 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,914,580 $138,264,962
14 Ridley Scott 25 $1,329,226,639 $53,169,066
15 David Yates 6 $1,269,976,224 $211,662,704
16 Roland Emmerich 14 $1,186,181,995 $84,727,285
17 Francis Lawrence 8 $1,152,407,418 $144,050,927
18 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,149,973,070 $191,662,178
19 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,085,161 $81,506,083
20 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
21 Joss Whedon 4 $1,110,688,396 $277,672,099
22 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,093,541,169 $78,110,084
23 Jay Roach 11 $1,087,158,454 $98,832,587
24 Tony Scott 16 $1,086,229,346 $67,889,334
25 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,083,902,564 $72,260,171
26 Richard Donner 17 $1,068,100,773 $62,829,457
27 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,053,775,177 $81,059,629
28 John Lasseter 7 $1,050,893,258 $150,127,608
29 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,036,429,514 $41,457,181
30 M. Night Shyamalan 10 $1,029,889,551 $102,988,955
31 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,024,523,759 $36,590,134
32 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
33 Bryan Singer 9 $986,667,554 $109,629,728
34 Garry Marshall 18 $982,099,632 $54,561,091
35 Jon Favreau 7 $963,841,083 $137,691,583
36 Joel Schumacher 24 $958,849,053 $39,952,044
37 Pierre Coffin 3 $945,204,110 $315,068,037
38 Jon Turteltaub 11 $902,462,786 $82,042,071
39 Tom Shadyac 7 $889,840,321 $127,120,046
40 Rob Minkoff 7 $866,936,215 $123,848,031
41 David Fincher 12 $860,857,805 $71,738,150
42 Conrad Vernon 4 $851,214,044 $212,803,511
43 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
44 Sydney Pollack 17 $811,320,000 $47,724,706
45 Joe Johnston 9 $808,239,893 $89,804,433
46 Peter Segal 9 $803,649,239 $89,294,360
47 Barry Levinson 23 $797,468,978 $34,672,564
48 Carlos Saldanha 7 $795,262,582 $113,608,940
49 Brad Bird 5 $793,661,887 $158,732,377
50 Bobby Farrelly 13 $791,806,768 $60,908,213