Follow us on


Box Office Star Records > International > Lifetime Specific Technical Role > Top International Screenwriters

Top Grossing Screenwriter at the International Box OfficeBETA


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

This list shows the highest grossing Screenwriters based on the international 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.

  1
Steve Kloves
Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 10 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($960,500,000 in 2011), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($664,300,000 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($657,179,821 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($633,124,489 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($616,991,754 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($606,898,042 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($547,149,597 in 2004), The Amazing Spider-Man ($495,859,604 in 2012), Wonder Boys ($14,033,031 in 2000), White Boy Rick ($0 in 2018)

Full Information...

  2
Peter Jackson
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($763,557,436 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($714,000,000 in 2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($702,000,000 in 2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($700,000,000 in 2014), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($592,150,661 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($571,666,235 in 2001), King Kong ($332,437,332 in 2005), The Lovely Bones ($50,780,216 in 2009), Mortal Engines ($0 in 2018)

Full Information...

  3
Fran Walsh
Best known as a Producer based on credits in that role in 10 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($763,557,436 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($714,000,000 in 2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($702,000,000 in 2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($700,000,000 in 2014), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($592,150,661 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($571,666,235 in 2001), King Kong ($332,437,332 in 2005), The Lovely Bones ($50,780,216 in 2009), Mortal Engines ($0 in 2018)

Full Information...

Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Steve Kloves $5,196,036,338 10 $519,603,634
2 Peter Jackson $4,426,591,880 9 $491,843,542
3 Fran Walsh $4,426,591,880 9 $491,843,542
4 James Cameron $4,391,468,809 13 $337,805,293
5 Philippa Boyens $4,094,154,548 8 $511,769,319
6 David Koepp $3,756,465,947 18 $208,692,553
7 Chris Morgan $3,705,804,065 8 $463,225,508
8 Terry Rossio $3,384,369,256 12 $282,030,771
9 Ted Elliott $3,267,369,256 9 $363,041,028
10 Christopher Markus $2,881,779,137 11 $261,979,922
11 Stephen McFeely $2,881,779,137 11 $261,979,922
12 John Logan $2,784,214,121 13 $214,170,317
13 Christopher Nolan $2,660,125,632 8 $332,515,704
14 Robert Wade $2,553,681,902 7 $364,811,700
15 Ken Daurio $2,542,004,989 8 $317,750,624
16 Cinco Paul $2,542,004,989 8 $317,750,624
17 Andrew Stanton $2,519,527,525 9 $279,947,503
18 Guillermo del Toro $2,484,656,020 8 $310,582,003
19 Ehren Kruger $2,464,287,581 11 $224,026,144
20 Akiva Goldsman $2,414,049,691 16 $150,878,106
21 Roland Emmerich $2,326,573,829 8 $290,821,729
22 Roberto Orci $2,258,987,757 10 $225,898,776
23 Alex Kurtzman $2,258,987,757 10 $225,898,776
24 Glenn Berger $2,254,008,759 8 $281,751,095
25 Jonathan Aibel $2,254,008,759 8 $281,751,095
26 Linda Woolverton $2,205,878,874 5 $441,175,775
27 Lawrence Kasdan $2,102,527,274 9 $233,614,142
28 Joss Whedon $2,046,831,808 6 $341,138,635
29 Melissa Rosenberg $1,997,209,429 7 $285,315,633
30 Simon Kinberg $1,973,610,883 9 $219,290,098
31 George Lucas $1,956,347,175 5 $391,269,435
32 Neal Purvis $1,874,135,154 6 $312,355,859
33 J.J. Abrams $1,869,990,384 4 $467,497,596
34 Amanda Silver $1,827,641,560 3 $609,213,853
35 Michael Arndt $1,817,431,954 4 $454,357,989
36 Christopher McQuarrie $1,707,099,419 8 $213,387,427
37 M. Night Shyamalan $1,696,281,070 12 $141,356,756
38 Mark Bomback $1,656,015,696 7 $236,573,671
39 Jonathan Nolan $1,635,627,263 4 $408,906,816
40 Tony Gilroy $1,613,512,058 13 $124,116,312
41 David S. Goyer $1,521,178,286 8 $190,147,286
42 Luc Besson $1,476,912,386 20 $73,845,619
43 Alvin Sargent $1,475,775,716 3 $491,925,239
44 Brian Lynch $1,419,340,313 4 $354,835,078
45 Yoni Brenner $1,364,214,637 3 $454,738,212
46 Dean Devlin $1,334,416,868 5 $266,883,374
47 Rick Jaffa $1,325,542,583 2 $662,771,292
48 Lana Wachowski $1,324,603,621 6 $220,767,270
49 Andy Wachowski $1,324,603,621 6 $220,767,270
50 Eric Darnell $1,312,999,728 3 $437,666,576
51 J. David Stem $1,305,904,473 9 $145,100,497
52 Jeff Nathanson $1,273,040,300 8 $159,130,038
53 Michael Berg $1,267,950,861 3 $422,650,287
54 Jason Fuchs $1,239,355,237 5 $247,871,047
55 Jane Goldman $1,225,300,665 8 $153,162,583
56 Bob Peterson $1,219,759,213 3 $406,586,404
57 Andrew Adamson $1,216,753,019 5 $243,350,604
58 David N. Weiss $1,194,446,789 3 $398,148,930
59 Scott Frank $1,183,794,838 9 $131,532,760
60 Jennifer Lee $1,180,595,815 4 $295,148,954
61 Daniel Gerson $1,175,034,294 3 $391,678,098
62 Steven Zaillian $1,079,017,154 10 $107,901,715
63 Jared Bush $1,069,432,890 2 $534,716,445
64 James Gunn $1,062,984,206 7 $151,854,887
65 Derek Connolly $1,048,165,046 4 $262,041,262
66 Evan Spiliotopoulos $1,047,546,287 3 $349,182,096
67 Chris Terrio $1,043,425,254 4 $260,856,314
68 Chris Weitz $1,033,241,059 5 $206,648,212
69 Colin Trevorrow $1,019,442,583 2 $509,721,292
70 Phil Johnston $1,008,609,991 5 $201,721,998
71 Mike Reiss $1,007,064,160 2 $503,532,080
72 Etan Cohen $1,005,642,833 6 $167,607,139
73 Jez Butterworth $1,001,166,089 6 $166,861,015
74 Ed Solomon $964,080,788 6 $160,680,131
75 Dan Fogelman $960,831,535 8 $120,103,942
76 Jon Vitti $958,402,830 4 $239,600,708
77 Andre Nemec $942,687,574 3 $314,229,191
78 Josh Appelbaum $942,687,574 3 $314,229,191
79 Matthew Vaughn $941,278,057 6 $156,879,676
80 Pete Docter $935,705,083 3 $311,901,694
81 Simon Beaufoy $935,645,264 8 $116,955,658
82 Quentin Tarantino $933,552,942 12 $77,796,079
83 Darren Lemke $932,712,200 6 $155,452,033
84 Karey Kirkpatrick $920,598,781 8 $115,074,848
85 Joe Stillman $909,178,255 3 $303,059,418
86 Robert L. Baird $904,701,439 3 $301,567,146
87 William Nicholson $904,151,451 8 $113,018,931
88 Michael Crichton $897,115,894 2 $448,557,947
89 Robert Mark Kamen $895,499,375 9 $99,499,931
90 Nicholas Stoller $891,919,651 12 $74,326,638
91 Brad Bird $887,236,836 5 $177,447,367
92 Irene Mecchi $882,943,956 4 $220,735,989
93 Jay Scherick $879,128,248 5 $175,825,650
94 David Ronn $879,128,248 5 $175,825,650
95 Peter S. Seaman $874,518,732 4 $218,629,683
96 Jeffrey Price $874,518,732 4 $218,629,683
97 Peter Ackerman $872,857,090 2 $436,428,545
98 Eric Roth $872,402,356 11 $79,309,305
99 Peter Craig $863,943,399 6 $143,990,567
100 Danny Strong $858,875,078 5 $171,775,016

The International Market is defined as all territories excluding 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.

ProductionNext