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 31 $4,206,439,782 $135,691,606
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,143,257,721 $178,604,810
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,466,501 $177,872,208
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 25 $1,822,656,818 $72,906,273
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 $1,692,992,216 $51,302,794
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 8 $1,152,882,824 $144,110,353
19 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,820 $81,509,130
20 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,675,120 $102,697,738
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 13 $1,055,449,201 $81,188,400
27 John Lasseter 7 $1,051,055,871 $150,150,839
28 Joss Whedon 4 $1,046,048,615 $261,512,154
29 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,037,619,416 $41,504,777
30 M. Night Shyamalan 10 $1,030,060,695 $103,006,070
31 Martin Scorsese 27 $1,028,405,396 $38,089,089
32 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
33 Garry Marshall 17 $990,592,809 $58,270,165
34 Bryan Singer 9 $986,761,076 $109,640,120
35 Jon Favreau 7 $964,146,073 $137,735,153
36 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,525 $40,050,939
37 Jon Turteltaub 11 $907,402,925 $82,491,175
38 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,542,488 $127,220,355
39 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,919 $123,879,560
40 David Fincher 12 $863,491,955 $71,957,663
41 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,261 $213,992,315
42 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
43 Sydney Pollack 16 $815,504,533 $50,969,033
44 Joe Johnston 9 $809,776,209 $89,975,134
45 Barry Levinson 23 $806,257,248 $35,054,663
46 Peter Segal 9 $803,914,024 $89,323,780
47 Carlos Saldanha 6 $795,262,596 $132,543,766
48 Bobby Farrelly 13 $791,985,694 $60,921,976
49 Mike Nichols 18 $780,140,194 $43,341,122
50 Wolfgang Petersen 10 $776,217,803 $77,621,780