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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 Michael Dougherty $42,725,475 2 $21,362,738
902 Peter Webber $42,650,351 4 $10,662,588
903 Tim McCanlies $42,645,777 3 $14,215,259
904 Rick Famuyliwa $42,566,110 2 $21,283,055
905 Drew Goddard $42,073,277 2 $21,036,639
906 George C. Wolfe $41,850,659 3 $13,950,220
907 Colin Strause $41,797,066 1 $41,797,066
908 Greg Strause $41,797,066 1 $41,797,066
909 Christian Duguay $41,603,666 6 $6,933,944
910 Morgan Spurlock $41,479,233 7 $5,925,605
911 Michael Schultz $41,400,000 4 $10,350,000
912 Todd Field $41,393,623 2 $20,696,812
913 Ernest Dickerson $41,342,640 3 $13,780,880
914 Robert Clouse $41,260,248 5 $8,252,050
915 Mike Leigh $41,216,739 13 $3,170,518
916 Danial Stamm $41,034,350 1 $41,034,350
917 Timothy Reckart $40,847,995 1 $40,847,995
918 John Sayles $40,719,215 14 $2,908,515
919 Beeban Kidron $40,486,101 3 $13,495,367
920 David Mirkin $40,334,024 1 $40,334,024
921 Aaron Norris $40,330,481 6 $6,721,747
922 Pitof $40,202,379 1 $40,202,379
923 Peter MacDonald $40,190,000 1 $40,190,000
924 Frank Capra $40,180,000 8 $5,022,500
925 Michel Tiddes $40,041,683 1 $40,041,683
926 Billy Bob Thornton $40,017,377 4 $10,004,344
927 Adam Wingard $39,784,988 9 $4,420,554
928 Sean Cunningham $39,754,601 1 $39,754,601
929 Charles Grosvenor $39,442,871 1 $39,442,871
930 Steven Antin $39,440,655 1 $39,440,655
931 John Patrick Shanley $39,381,963 1 $39,381,963
932 James Marsh $39,367,579 6 $6,561,263
933 Mark Pellington $39,190,348 5 $7,838,070
934 Sean Penn $39,113,115 6 $6,518,853
935 Brian Gibson $39,100,956 1 $39,100,956
936 Alan Rudolph $38,978,035 12 $3,248,170
937 Joel Silberg $38,964,844 2 $19,482,422
938 Joan Chen $38,759,449 2 $19,379,725
939 Michael Cuesta $38,708,345 4 $9,677,086
940 Steven Seagal $38,590,458 1 $38,590,458
941 Michael Radford $38,416,287 9 $4,268,476
942 Carl Rinsch $38,362,475 1 $38,362,475
943 Joel Gallen $37,882,551 1 $37,882,551
944 Bryan Spicer $37,785,198 1 $37,785,198
945 Kerry Conran $37,760,080 1 $37,760,080
946 Hayao Miyazaki $37,426,726 10 $3,742,673
947 Steve Williams $37,384,046 1 $37,384,046
948 Christian E. Christiansen $37,304,346 2 $18,652,173
949 Nicolas Winding Refn $37,274,641 4 $9,318,660
950 Dean Devlin $37,124,904 2 $18,562,452
951 Chris Nahon $37,090,155 3 $12,363,385
952 Edward Norton $37,036,404 2 $18,518,202
953 Rob Greenberg $36,874,428 1 $36,874,428
954 Arne Glimcher $36,853,222 1 $36,853,222
955 Don Roos $36,830,711 2 $18,415,356
956 Ueli Steiger $36,489,888 1 $36,489,888
957 Patrick Read Johnson $36,414,766 4 $9,103,692
958 Jamie Uys $36,323,227 2 $18,161,614
959 Neil Nightingale $36,076,121 2 $18,038,061
960 Barry Cook $36,076,121 1 $36,076,121
961 Matthew Robbins $36,045,797 2 $18,022,899
962 Peter Landesman $35,941,917 3 $11,980,639
963 Todd Haynes $35,793,391 7 $5,113,342
964 Robert Lorenz $35,763,137 1 $35,763,137
965 Dan Mazer $35,627,770 2 $17,813,885
966 Jake Schreier $35,317,772 2 $17,658,886
967 Ken Russell $35,167,697 3 $11,722,566
968 Dave Filoni $35,161,554 1 $35,161,554
969 Daniel Barnz $35,127,901 3 $11,709,300
970 J. Blakeson $35,079,962 2 $17,539,981
971 Todd Strauss-Schulson $35,061,031 3 $11,687,010
972 Rachel Talalay $34,872,033 2 $17,436,017
973 Jonathan Hensleigh $34,852,564 2 $17,426,282
974 Liz Friedlander $34,742,066 1 $34,742,066
975 Jeff Nichols $34,741,555 4 $8,685,389
976 Michael Wadleigh $34,505,110 1 $34,505,110
977 R.M. Richards $34,493,095 1 $34,493,095
978 Tommy O'Haver $34,473,936 2 $17,236,968
979 Elia Kazan $34,400,000 6 $5,733,333
980 Brian Henson $34,327,391 2 $17,163,696
981 Mark Cowen $34,126,126 1 $34,126,126
982 Stella Meghie $34,121,140 2 $17,060,570
983 Peter Sollett $34,107,478 3 $11,369,159
984 Ari Sandel $34,030,343 2 $17,015,172
985 Phil Traill $33,864,613 2 $16,932,307
986 Taylor Sheridan $33,800,859 1 $33,800,859
987 Mervyn LeRoy $33,711,566 2 $16,855,783
988 Richard Thorpe $33,711,566 1 $33,711,566
989 Arlene Sanford $33,657,542 2 $16,828,771
990 Jim McBride $33,601,552 2 $16,800,776
991 Rocky Morton $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
992 Annabel Jankel $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
993 Kent Alterman $33,479,698 1 $33,479,698
994 Steve Rash $33,456,374 2 $16,728,187
995 Steve Bendelack $33,302,167 1 $33,302,167
996 Keith Scholey $33,208,941 4 $8,302,235
997 Menahem Golan $33,202,975 5 $6,640,595
998 Jason Winer $33,035,397 1 $33,035,397
999 John Gatins $33,022,286 1 $33,022,286
1,000 Robert Ben Garant $32,891,920 2 $16,445,960

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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