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 30 $4,206,439,782 $140,214,659
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,143,257,721 $178,604,810
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,418,053 $177,868,171
4 Robert Zemeckis 17 $2,046,896,197 $120,405,659
5 James Cameron 12 $1,973,806,631 $164,483,886
6 Ron Howard 24 $1,822,656,818 $75,944,034
7 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,813,368,746 $201,485,416
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,749,783,654 $92,093,877
9 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,016 $290,249,169
10 Clint Eastwood 33 $1,687,823,384 $51,146,163
11 Chris Columbus 16 $1,670,902,289 $104,431,393
12 Sam Raimi 14 $1,525,472,660 $108,962,333
13 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,974,972 $138,270,452
14 Ridley Scott 24 $1,332,776,328 $55,532,347
15 David Yates 6 $1,270,958,475 $211,826,413
16 Roland Emmerich 13 $1,188,883,704 $91,452,593
17 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
18 Francis Lawrence 7 $1,152,882,824 $164,697,546
19 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,820 $81,509,130
20 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,051,176 $102,641,016
21 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,099,653,204 $73,310,214
22 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,236 $78,268,874
23 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,519 $68,204,720
24 Richard Donner 17 $1,087,663,772 $63,980,222
25 Jay Roach 11 $1,087,260,196 $98,841,836
26 Barry Sonnenfeld 12 $1,055,449,201 $87,954,100
27 John Lasseter 7 $1,051,055,871 $150,150,839
28 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,037,619,416 $41,504,777
29 M. Night Shyamalan 10 $1,030,060,695 $103,006,070
30 Martin Scorsese 27 $1,028,405,396 $38,089,089
31 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
32 Garry Marshall 17 $990,592,809 $58,270,165
33 Bryan Singer 9 $986,761,076 $109,640,120
34 Jon Favreau 7 $964,146,073 $137,735,153
35 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,525 $40,050,939
36 Jon Turteltaub 11 $907,402,925 $82,491,175
37 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,542,488 $127,220,355
38 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,919 $123,879,560
39 David Fincher 11 $863,491,955 $78,499,269
40 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,261 $213,992,315
41 Chris Renaud 3 $833,609,870 $277,869,957
42 Sydney Pollack 16 $815,504,533 $50,969,033
43 Joe Johnston 9 $809,776,209 $89,975,134
44 Barry Levinson 23 $806,257,248 $35,054,663
45 Peter Segal 9 $803,914,024 $89,323,780
46 Carlos Saldanha 6 $795,262,596 $132,543,766
47 Bobby Farrelly 13 $791,985,694 $60,921,976
48 Mike Nichols 18 $780,140,194 $43,341,122
49 Wolfgang Petersen 10 $776,217,803 $77,621,780
50 Raja Gosnell 8 $772,020,011 $96,502,501