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Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000)BETA


See also: Top Domestic Art Directors - Top Domestic Assistant Directors - Top Domestic Associate Producers - Top Domestic Casting Directors - Top Domestic Cinematographers - Top Domestic Co-Producers - Top Domestic Composers - Top Domestic Costume Designers - Top Domestic Costume Supervisors - Top Domestic Dialogue Editors - Top Domestic Editors - Top Domestic Executive Producers - Top Domestic Make-up and Hair Designers - Top Domestic Music Editors - Top Domestic Music Supervisors - Top Domestic Producers - Top Domestic Production Designers - Top Domestic Re-recording Mixers - Top Domestic Screenwriters - Top Domestic Set Decorators - Top Domestic Set Designers - Top Domestic Sound Designers - Top Domestic Sound Effects Editors - Top Domestic Sound Mixers - Top Domestic Story Creators - Top Domestic Stunt Coordinators - Top Domestic Supervising Sound Editors - Top Domestic Unit Production Managers - Top Domestic Visual Effects Supervisors - Top International Directors - Top Worldwide Directors

This list shows the highest grossing Directors based on the domestic box office of the movies they worked on.

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.

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
901 Danial Stamm $41,034,350 1 $41,034,350
902 Timothy Reckart $40,847,995 1 $40,847,995
903 John Sayles $40,719,215 14 $2,908,515
904 Beeban Kidron $40,486,101 3 $13,495,367
905 David Mirkin $40,334,024 1 $40,334,024
906 Aaron Norris $40,330,481 6 $6,721,747
907 Pitof $40,202,379 1 $40,202,379
908 Peter MacDonald $40,190,000 1 $40,190,000
909 Frank Capra $40,180,000 8 $5,022,500
910 Michel Tiddes $40,041,683 1 $40,041,683
911 Billy Bob Thornton $40,017,377 4 $10,004,344
912 Adam Wingard $39,784,988 8 $4,973,124
913 Sean Cunningham $39,754,601 1 $39,754,601
914 Charles Grosvenor $39,442,871 1 $39,442,871
915 Steven Antin $39,440,655 1 $39,440,655
916 John Patrick Shanley $39,381,963 1 $39,381,963
917 James Marsh $39,367,579 6 $6,561,263
918 Mark Pellington $39,121,329 5 $7,824,266
919 Sean Penn $39,113,115 6 $6,518,853
920 Brian Gibson $39,100,956 1 $39,100,956
921 Alan Rudolph $38,978,035 11 $3,543,458
922 Joel Silberg $38,964,844 2 $19,482,422
923 Joan Chen $38,759,449 2 $19,379,725
924 Michael Cuesta $38,708,345 4 $9,677,086
925 Steven Seagal $38,590,458 1 $38,590,458
926 Michael Radford $38,416,287 9 $4,268,476
927 Carl Rinsch $38,362,475 1 $38,362,475
928 Joel Gallen $37,882,551 1 $37,882,551
929 Bryan Spicer $37,785,198 1 $37,785,198
930 Kerry Conran $37,760,080 1 $37,760,080
931 Hayao Miyazaki $37,426,726 9 $4,158,525
932 Steve Williams $37,384,046 1 $37,384,046
933 Christian E. Christiansen $37,304,346 2 $18,652,173
934 Nicolas Winding Refn $37,274,641 4 $9,318,660
935 Chris Nahon $37,090,155 3 $12,363,385
936 Edward Norton $37,036,404 2 $18,518,202
937 Arne Glimcher $36,853,222 1 $36,853,222
938 Don Roos $36,830,711 2 $18,415,356
939 Ueli Steiger $36,489,888 1 $36,489,888
940 Patrick Read Johnson $36,414,766 4 $9,103,692
941 Jamie Uys $36,323,227 2 $18,161,614
942 Barry Cook $36,076,121 1 $36,076,121
943 Neil Nightingale $36,076,121 2 $18,038,061
944 Matthew Robbins $36,045,797 2 $18,022,899
945 Peter Landesman $35,941,917 3 $11,980,639
946 Todd Haynes $35,793,391 7 $5,113,342
947 Robert Lorenz $35,763,137 1 $35,763,137
948 Dan Mazer $35,627,770 2 $17,813,885
949 Jake Schreier $35,317,772 2 $17,658,886
950 Ken Russell $35,167,697 3 $11,722,566
951 Dave Filoni $35,161,554 1 $35,161,554
952 Daniel Barnz $35,127,901 3 $11,709,300
953 J. Blakeson $35,079,962 2 $17,539,981
954 Scott Speer $35,074,677 4 $8,768,669
955 Todd Strauss-Schulson $35,061,031 3 $11,687,010
956 Rachel Talalay $34,872,033 2 $17,436,017
957 Jonathan Hensleigh $34,852,564 2 $17,426,282
958 Liz Friedlander $34,742,066 1 $34,742,066
959 Jeff Nichols $34,741,555 4 $8,685,389
960 Michael Wadleigh $34,505,110 1 $34,505,110
961 R.M. Richards $34,493,095 1 $34,493,095
962 Tommy O'Haver $34,473,936 2 $17,236,968
963 Elia Kazan $34,400,000 6 $5,733,333
964 Brian Henson $34,327,391 2 $17,163,696
965 Mark Cowen $34,126,126 1 $34,126,126
966 Stella Meghie $34,121,140 2 $17,060,570
967 Peter Sollett $34,107,478 3 $11,369,159
968 Ari Sandel $34,030,343 2 $17,015,172
969 Phil Traill $33,864,613 2 $16,932,307
970 Taylor Sheridan $33,800,859 1 $33,800,859
971 Richard Thorpe $33,711,566 1 $33,711,566
972 Mervyn LeRoy $33,711,566 2 $16,855,783
973 Dean Devlin $33,700,160 2 $16,850,080
974 Arlene Sanford $33,657,542 2 $16,828,771
975 Jim McBride $33,601,552 2 $16,800,776
976 Rocky Morton $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
977 Annabel Jankel $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
978 Kent Alterman $33,479,698 1 $33,479,698
979 Steve Rash $33,456,374 2 $16,728,187
980 Steve Bendelack $33,302,167 1 $33,302,167
981 Keith Scholey $33,208,941 4 $8,302,235
982 Menahem Golan $33,202,975 5 $6,640,595
983 Jason Winer $33,035,397 1 $33,035,397
984 John Gatins $33,022,286 1 $33,022,286
985 Michael Schultz $33,000,000 3 $11,000,000
986 Robert Ben Garant $32,891,920 2 $16,445,960
987 George Gallo $32,832,463 3 $10,944,154
988 Levan Gabriadze $32,789,645 1 $32,789,645
989 Dennis Iliadis $32,752,215 3 $10,917,405
990 Gary Rydstrom $32,622,971 3 $10,874,324
991 David M. Evans $32,443,097 3 $10,814,366
992 Grant Heslov $32,428,195 1 $32,428,195
993 Doug Ellin $32,363,404 1 $32,363,404
994 Susanna White $32,350,799 3 $10,783,600
995 Dax Shepard $32,349,452 4 $8,087,363
996 Adam Brooks $32,241,649 1 $32,241,649
997 Marco Schnabel $32,235,793 1 $32,235,793
998 Richie Keen $32,187,017 1 $32,187,017
999 Ken Marino $32,149,404 2 $16,074,702
1,000 Zach Helm $32,061,555 1 $32,061,555

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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