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Top-Grossing Screenwriters at the Domestic Box Office BETA

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See also: Top Screenwriters 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 Screenwriter over their careers. This chart is not adjusted for inflation.
  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Steve Kloves 9 $2,379,489,256 $264,387,695
2 David Koepp 18 $2,342,585,474 $130,143,637
3 Fran Walsh 9 $2,114,624,107 $234,958,234
4 Peter Jackson 9 $2,114,624,107 $234,958,234
5 James Cameron 13 $2,103,077,482 $161,775,191
6 Terry Rossio 12 $2,062,188,703 $171,849,059
7 Andrew Stanton 9 $2,053,562,176 $228,173,575
8 Ted Elliott 9 $1,998,150,087 $222,016,676
9 Lawrence Kasdan 9 $1,956,301,575 $217,366,842
10 George Lucas 5 $1,935,695,080 $387,139,016
11 Philippa Boyens 8 $1,896,544,082 $237,068,010
12 Christopher Nolan 8 $1,746,057,078 $218,257,135
13 Roberto Orci 10 $1,738,288,616 $173,828,862
14 Alex Kurtzman 10 $1,738,288,616 $173,828,862
15 Akiva Goldsman 16 $1,706,040,728 $106,627,546
16 Christopher Markus 11 $1,638,442,640 $148,949,331
17 Stephen McFeely 11 $1,638,442,640 $148,949,331
18 Ken Daurio 8 $1,510,219,369 $188,777,421
19 Cinco Paul 8 $1,510,219,369 $188,777,421
20 Melissa Rosenberg 7 $1,431,250,467 $204,464,352
21 Michael Arndt 4 $1,411,558,203 $352,889,551
22 Tony Gilroy 12 $1,410,549,098 $117,545,758
23 J.J. Abrams 4 $1,398,745,934 $349,686,484
24 Jonathan Aibel 8 $1,391,986,896 $173,998,362
25 Glenn Berger 8 $1,391,986,896 $173,998,362
26 Chris Morgan 8 $1,384,710,006 $173,088,751
27 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,373,027,406 $124,820,673
28 John Logan 13 $1,333,358,341 $102,566,026
29 Ehren Kruger 11 $1,331,220,433 $121,020,039
30 Joss Whedon 5 $1,320,483,775 $264,096,755
31 Linda Woolverton 5 $1,294,372,584 $258,874,517
32 Jonathan Nolan 4 $1,222,592,242 $305,648,061
33 David S. Goyer 8 $1,163,907,906 $145,488,488
34 Simon Kinberg 9 $1,156,843,714 $128,538,190
35 Roland Emmerich 8 $1,064,830,671 $133,103,834
36 Adam Sandler 13 $1,054,738,788 $81,133,753
37 J. David Stem 9 $1,045,685,710 $116,187,301
38 Amanda Silver 3 $1,037,503,784 $345,834,595
39 Robert Wade 6 $987,685,760 $164,614,293
40 Guillermo Del Toro 8 $973,430,119 $121,678,765
41 Alvin Sargent 3 $972,085,451 $324,028,484
42 Tim Herlihy 10 $918,112,638 $91,811,264
43 James Gunn 7 $894,248,283 $127,749,755
44 John Hamburg 8 $887,689,462 $110,961,183
45 Andrew Adamson 5 $887,073,270 $177,414,654
46 William Broyles Jr. 6 $876,913,953 $146,152,326
47 Chris Weitz 5 $864,889,540 $172,977,908
48 Steven Zaillian 10 $857,847,295 $85,784,730
49 Jeffrey Price 4 $850,682,942 $212,670,736
50 Peter S. Seaman 4 $850,682,942 $212,670,736