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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 $4,261,692,365 $133,177,886
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,195,808,612 $182,984,051
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,236,918 $177,853,077
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,047,312,117 $113,739,562
5 James Cameron 13 $1,965,198,977 $151,169,152
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,840,703,799 $73,628,152
7 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,813,402,840 $164,854,804
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,747,478,196 $91,972,537
9 Chris Columbus 16 $1,737,132,241 $108,570,765
10 George Lucas 6 $1,732,937,044 $288,822,841
11 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,689,648,595 $49,695,547
12 J.J. Abrams 5 $1,683,135,715 $336,627,143
13 Ridley Scott 25 $1,557,660,302 $62,306,412
14 Sam Raimi 15 $1,524,694,467 $101,646,298
15 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,914,580 $138,264,962
16 Francis Lawrence 8 $1,434,131,320 $179,266,415
17 David Yates 6 $1,269,976,224 $211,662,704
18 Roland Emmerich 14 $1,186,369,669 $84,740,691
19 Jon Favreau 8 $1,183,750,884 $147,968,861
20 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,149,973,070 $191,662,178
21 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,085,161 $81,506,083
22 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
23 Joss Whedon 4 $1,111,950,200 $277,987,550
24 Jay Roach 11 $1,095,016,195 $99,546,927
25 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,095,001,571 $99,545,597
26 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,093,541,169 $78,110,084
27 Tony Scott 16 $1,086,229,346 $67,889,334
28 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,083,902,564 $72,260,171
29 Zack Snyder 10 $1,082,454,080 $108,245,408
30 Richard Donner 17 $1,068,100,773 $62,829,457
31 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,053,775,177 $81,059,629
32 John Lasseter 8 $1,050,893,258 $131,361,657
33 Steven Soderbergh 26 $1,036,679,514 $39,872,289
34 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,024,523,759 $36,590,134
35 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
36 Bryan Singer 9 $986,667,554 $109,629,728
37 Garry Marshall 18 $984,885,645 $54,715,869
38 Joel Schumacher 24 $958,849,053 $39,952,044
39 Pierre Coffin 3 $955,625,140 $318,541,713
40 Jon Turteltaub 11 $902,462,786 $82,042,071
41 Tom Shadyac 7 $889,840,321 $127,120,046
42 Rob Minkoff 7 $866,936,215 $123,848,031
43 David Fincher 12 $860,857,805 $71,738,150
44 Conrad Vernon 4 $851,214,044 $212,803,511
45 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
46 Sam Mendes 7 $833,557,979 $119,079,711
47 Sydney Pollack 17 $811,320,000 $47,724,706
48 Joe Johnston 9 $808,239,893 $89,804,433
49 Peter Segal 9 $803,649,239 $89,294,360
50 Barry Levinson 23 $800,489,643 $34,803,898