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Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000)BETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Screenwriters 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
1,901 Brian Bird $18,589,856 3 $6,196,619
1,902 Phoef Sutton $18,582,965 1 $18,582,965
1,903 Simon Moore $18,552,460 1 $18,552,460
1,904 Deon Taylor $18,489,070 3 $6,163,023
1,905 Ricky Gervais $18,451,251 3 $6,150,417
1,906 Matthew Robinson $18,451,251 1 $18,451,251
1,907 Danny Boyle $18,335,230 1 $18,335,230
1,908 Michael Seitzman $18,324,242 1 $18,324,242
1,909 Jake Kasdan $18,317,151 1 $18,317,151
1,910 Adam Robitel $18,297,124 1 $18,297,124
1,911 Gavin Heffernan $18,297,124 1 $18,297,124
1,912 Christina Hodson $18,268,347 3 $6,089,449
1,913 Sofia Coppola $18,208,046 3 $6,069,349
1,914 John Mattson $18,121,466 1 $18,121,466
1,915 Karen Croner $18,011,932 2 $9,005,966
1,916 Whit Stillman $17,962,103 3 $5,987,368
1,917 Geoff LuTulippe $17,804,299 1 $17,804,299
1,918 Dudley Nichols $17,800,000 1 $17,800,000
1,919 Johnny Rosenthal $17,782,176 1 $17,782,176
1,920 Alastair Fothergill $17,780,194 1 $17,780,194
1,921 Adam Chapman $17,780,194 1 $17,780,194
1,922 Brian Miller $17,686,929 1 $17,686,929
1,923 Bob Nelson $17,654,912 2 $8,827,456
1,924 Nicole Holofcener $17,654,408 3 $5,884,803
1,925 James Iver Mattson $17,573,594 1 $17,573,594
1,926 B.E. Brauner $17,573,594 1 $17,573,594
1,927 Andrew Hyatt $17,547,999 1 $17,547,999
1,928 Michael J. Bassett $17,530,219 2 $8,765,110
1,929 Rick Famuyliwa $17,506,470 1 $17,506,470
1,930 Jeff Buhai $17,500,399 1 $17,500,399
1,931 David Obst $17,500,399 1 $17,500,399
1,932 Steve Zacharias $17,500,399 1 $17,500,399
1,933 Michael Weller $17,468,158 1 $17,468,158
1,934 Christina Welsh $17,390,770 1 $17,390,770
1,935 Ernie Barbarash $17,390,770 1 $17,390,770
1,936 Norman Vance Jr. $17,380,866 1 $17,380,866
1,937 Andrew Logan $17,375,102 1 $17,375,102
1,938 Taylor Allen $17,375,102 1 $17,375,102
1,939 J.C. Chandor $17,366,390 3 $5,788,797
1,940 Emily Spivey $17,356,894 1 $17,356,894
1,941 Jody Hill $17,356,894 2 $8,678,447
1,942 Samir Foco $17,303,424 1 $17,303,424
1,943 Andrew Bovell $17,237,855 1 $17,237,855
1,944 Max Botkin $17,230,317 2 $8,615,159
1,945 Carol Heikkinen $17,200,925 1 $17,200,925
1,946 Michael Kane $17,200,000 1 $17,200,000
1,947 Henri-Georges Clouzot $17,100,266 1 $17,100,266
1,948 Andrew Scheinman $17,080,339 2 $8,540,170
1,949 Malcolm T Goldman $17,062,499 1 $17,062,499
1,950 Daniel R Altiere $17,062,499 1 $17,062,499
1,951 Steven M Altiere $17,062,499 1 $17,062,499
1,952 John Stockwell $16,997,467 2 $8,498,734
1,953 Cormac McCarthy $16,973,715 1 $16,973,715
1,954 Mark Christpher $16,757,163 1 $16,757,163
1,955 Richard Kelly $16,531,983 2 $8,265,992
1,956 Erik Hansen $16,479,685 1 $16,479,685
1,957 Gregory Hansen $16,479,685 1 $16,479,685
1,958 John Huston $16,400,000 1 $16,400,000
1,959 Sam Cowan $16,400,000 1 $16,400,000
1,960 Harry Chandlee $16,400,000 1 $16,400,000
1,961 Abem Finkel $16,400,000 1 $16,400,000
1,962 Bethany Ashton Wolf $16,376,066 1 $16,376,066
1,963 Arthur Conan Doyle $16,324,573 1 $16,324,573
1,964 Stephen King $16,324,573 3 $5,441,524
1,965 Chris Matheson $16,222,392 3 $5,407,464
1,966 Matthew Whitely $16,131,410 1 $16,131,410
1,967 Berkely Mather $16,067,035 1 $16,067,035
1,968 Richard Maibaum $16,067,035 1 $16,067,035
1,969 Johanna Harwood $16,067,035 1 $16,067,035
1,970 Ben Livingston $16,008,272 1 $16,008,272
1,971 Hannah Shakespeare $16,008,272 1 $16,008,272
1,972 James V. Simpson $15,988,876 2 $7,994,438
1,973 Randy Howze $15,939,663 1 $15,939,663
1,974 Perry Howze $15,939,663 1 $15,939,663
1,975 Nate Parker $15,861,566 3 $5,287,189
1,976 Gavin O'Connor $15,827,596 4 $3,956,899
1,977 Lindsay Devlin $15,821,461 1 $15,821,461
1,978 Sean Macaulay $15,789,389 1 $15,789,389
1,979 Simon Kelton $15,789,389 1 $15,789,389
1,980 RZA $15,634,090 1 $15,634,090
1,981 Eric Wald $15,614,000 1 $15,614,000
1,982 William Hjortsberg $15,502,112 1 $15,502,112
1,983 Ellen Brown $15,436,808 1 $15,436,808
1,984 Michael Christofer $15,432,314 1 $15,432,314
1,985 Steven Soderbergh $15,408,286 3 $5,136,095
1,986 Sherry Miller $15,382,170 1 $15,382,170
1,987 Steve Barron $15,382,170 1 $15,382,170
1,988 Adam Scheinman $15,325,127 1 $15,325,127
1,989 Ed Gass-Donnelly $15,210,436 4 $3,802,609
1,990 Andy Stock $15,122,676 2 $7,561,338
1,991 Rick Stempson $15,122,676 1 $15,122,676
1,992 Robert J. Rosenthal $15,026,217 1 $15,026,217
1,993 Bruce Rubin $15,026,217 1 $15,026,217
1,994 Kathy Waugh $15,013,650 1 $15,013,650
1,995 Megan McDonald $15,013,650 1 $15,013,650
1,996 Michael Steinberg $15,007,991 1 $15,007,991
1,997 Tegan West $15,007,991 2 $7,503,996
1,998 Michael LeSieur $14,904,426 2 $7,452,213
1,999 Michael Showalter $14,737,101 3 $4,912,367
2,000 Emma Donoghue $14,677,674 1 $14,677,674

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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