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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 $2,326,231,798 $178,940,908
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,466,451 $177,872,204
4 Robert Zemeckis 19 $2,099,170,408 $110,482,653
5 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,979,498,362 $179,954,397
6 James Cameron 13 $1,970,805,840 $151,600,449
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 $1,635,236,491 $62,893,711
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 12 $1,233,317,886 $102,776,491
21 Pierre Coffin 4 $1,207,624,580 $301,906,145
22 Chris Renaud 5 $1,201,994,200 $240,398,840
23 Andrew Stanton 4 $1,163,691,774 $290,922,944
24 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
25 Bryan Singer 10 $1,142,203,560 $114,220,356
26 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,806 $81,509,129
27 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
28 Joss Whedon 4 $1,112,128,782 $278,032,196
29 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,099,653,197 $73,310,213
30 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,223 $78,268,873
31 Jay Roach 12 $1,095,117,925 $91,259,827
32 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,510 $68,204,719
33 Zack Snyder 10 $1,090,589,030 $109,058,903
34 Richard Donner 17 $1,086,785,566 $63,928,563
35 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,075,149,233 $82,703,787
36 John Lasseter 7 $1,051,071,233 $150,153,033
37 Steven Soderbergh 28 $1,047,233,279 $37,401,189
38 Todd Phillips 9 $1,037,248,849 $115,249,872
39 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,034,577,379 $36,949,192
40 Garry Marshall 18 $1,023,085,661 $56,838,092
41 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,524 $40,050,939
42 Conrad Vernon 4 $953,639,613 $238,409,903
43 Tom McGrath 5 $913,335,841 $182,667,168
44 Jon Turteltaub 12 $907,402,913 $75,616,909
45 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,515,488 $127,216,498
46 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,907 $123,879,558
47 David Fincher 11 $863,491,953 $78,499,268
48 Justin Lin 9 $846,031,066 $94,003,452
49 Sam Mendes 7 $833,557,979 $119,079,711
50 Tyler Perry 20 $816,723,189 $40,836,159