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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 $4,278,650,387 $133,707,825
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,196,101,365 $183,008,447
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,236,918 $177,853,077
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,059,072,344 $114,392,908
5 James Cameron 13 $1,965,207,438 $151,169,803
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,845,459,952 $73,818,398
7 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,813,402,840 $164,854,804
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,749,694,343 $92,089,176
9 Chris Columbus 16 $1,749,473,287 $109,342,080
10 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
11 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,691,712,749 $49,756,257
12 J.J. Abrams 5 $1,683,641,623 $336,728,325
13 Ridley Scott 25 $1,557,660,582 $62,306,423
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 Jon Favreau 8 $1,292,728,920 $161,591,115
18 David Yates 6 $1,270,958,459 $211,826,410
19 Roland Emmerich 14 $1,186,587,156 $84,756,225
20 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
21 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,118,339 $81,508,453
22 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
23 Joss Whedon 4 $1,111,950,200 $277,987,550
24 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,095,172,696 $99,561,154
25 Jay Roach 11 $1,095,098,486 $99,554,408
26 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,093,541,169 $78,110,084
27 Zack Snyder 10 $1,088,986,845 $108,898,685
28 Tony Scott 16 $1,086,966,871 $67,935,429
29 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,086,396,508 $72,426,434
30 Richard Donner 17 $1,081,291,950 $63,605,409
31 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,054,318,101 $81,101,392
32 John Lasseter 8 $1,051,071,233 $131,383,904
33 Steven Soderbergh 26 $1,036,679,514 $39,872,289
34 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,024,363,799 $36,584,421
35 Garry Marshall 18 $1,017,124,443 $56,506,914
36 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
37 Bryan Singer 9 $986,667,554 $109,629,728
38 Joel Schumacher 24 $958,958,970 $39,956,624
39 Pierre Coffin 3 $955,625,140 $318,541,713
40 Jon Turteltaub 11 $902,466,595 $82,042,418
41 Tom Shadyac 7 $889,900,230 $127,128,604
42 Rob Minkoff 7 $866,936,215 $123,848,031
43 David Fincher 12 $860,925,438 $71,743,787
44 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,255 $213,992,314
45 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
46 Sam Mendes 7 $833,557,979 $119,079,711
47 Sydney Pollack 17 $812,331,226 $47,784,190
48 Joe Johnston 9 $809,405,923 $89,933,991
49 Barry Levinson 23 $807,480,169 $35,107,833
50 Peter Segal 9 $803,649,239 $89,294,360