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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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Steve Kloves $5,196,036,338 10 $519,603,634
2 Fran Walsh $4,426,591,880 9 $491,843,542
3 Peter Jackson $4,426,591,880 9 $491,843,542
4 James Cameron $4,386,353,384 13 $337,411,799
5 Stephen McFeely $4,242,979,137 12 $353,581,595
6 Christopher Markus $4,242,979,137 12 $353,581,595
7 Philippa Boyens $4,094,154,548 8 $511,769,319
8 David Koepp $3,757,484,272 21 $178,927,822
9 Chris Morgan $3,706,904,371 8 $463,363,046
10 Terry Rossio $3,384,369,256 13 $260,336,097
11 Ted Elliott $3,267,369,256 9 $363,041,028
12 Guillermo del Toro $2,784,812,254 15 $185,654,150
13 John Logan $2,784,214,121 13 $214,170,317
14 Christopher Nolan $2,653,841,331 8 $331,730,166
15 Ken Daurio $2,555,164,298 8 $319,395,537
16 Cinco Paul $2,555,164,298 8 $319,395,537
17 Robert Wade $2,553,681,902 8 $319,210,238
18 Andrew Stanton $2,519,527,525 9 $279,947,503
19 Ehren Kruger $2,464,287,581 11 $224,026,144
20 Akiva Goldsman $2,415,398,210 16 $150,962,388
21 Roland Emmerich $2,326,573,829 8 $290,821,729
22 Roberto Orci $2,259,085,425 10 $225,908,543
23 Alex Kurtzman $2,259,085,425 10 $225,908,543
24 Jonathan Aibel $2,254,008,759 9 $250,445,418
25 Glenn Berger $2,254,008,759 9 $250,445,418
26 Lawrence Kasdan $2,253,827,274 10 $225,382,727
27 Linda Woolverton $2,205,840,701 6 $367,640,117
28 Joss Whedon $2,046,783,246 6 $341,130,541
29 Michael Arndt $2,033,080,477 4 $508,270,119
30 Melissa Rosenberg $1,997,209,429 7 $285,315,633
31 Simon Kinberg $1,973,610,883 11 $179,419,171
32 George Lucas $1,956,347,175 5 $391,269,435
33 Neal Purvis $1,874,135,154 6 $312,355,859
34 J.J. Abrams $1,869,990,384 5 $373,998,077
35 Amanda Silver $1,827,641,560 4 $456,910,390
36 Christopher McQuarrie $1,708,117,744 8 $213,514,718
37 M. Night Shyamalan $1,696,426,476 12 $141,368,873
38 Mark Bomback $1,652,161,755 8 $206,520,219
39 Jonathan Nolan $1,635,627,263 4 $408,906,816
40 Tony Gilroy $1,615,206,219 12 $134,600,518
41 Derek Connolly $1,609,665,046 4 $402,416,262
42 Colin Trevorrow $1,580,942,583 3 $526,980,861
43 David S. Goyer $1,521,178,286 9 $169,019,810
44 Luc Besson $1,477,439,851 20 $73,871,993
45 Alvin Sargent $1,475,775,716 3 $491,925,239
46 Brian Lynch $1,430,167,342 5 $286,033,468
47 Yoni Brenner $1,364,214,637 3 $454,738,212
48 Dean Devlin $1,347,517,329 5 $269,503,466
49 Rick Jaffa $1,325,542,583 3 $441,847,528
50 Andy Wachowski $1,324,603,621 6 $220,767,270
51 Lana Wachowski $1,324,603,621 6 $220,767,270
52 Eric Darnell $1,312,999,728 3 $437,666,576
53 J. David Stem $1,305,904,473 9 $145,100,497
54 Jeff Nathanson $1,268,979,312 8 $158,622,414
55 Michael Berg $1,267,950,861 3 $422,650,287
56 Jane Goldman $1,241,183,742 8 $155,147,968
57 Jason Fuchs $1,239,355,237 6 $206,559,206
58 Chris McKenna $1,238,792,347 4 $309,698,087
59 Erik Sommers $1,238,792,347 4 $309,698,087
60 Bob Peterson $1,225,054,158 3 $408,351,386
61 Andrew Adamson $1,216,753,019 5 $243,350,604
62 Jennifer Lee $1,213,523,634 4 $303,380,909
63 Jeff Pinkner $1,202,476,253 6 $200,412,709
64 David N. Weiss $1,194,446,789 3 $398,148,930
65 Scott Frank $1,183,694,735 10 $118,369,474
66 Paul Wernick $1,182,071,040 7 $168,867,291
67 Rhett Reese $1,182,071,040 7 $168,867,291
68 Daniel Gerson $1,175,034,294 3 $391,678,098
69 Robert L. Baird $1,110,278,291 3 $370,092,764
70 Steven Zaillian $1,079,017,154 10 $107,901,715
71 Jared Bush $1,069,232,675 2 $534,616,338
72 James Gunn $1,062,260,819 7 $151,751,546
73 Chris Terrio $1,055,854,405 5 $211,170,881
74 Evan Spiliotopoulos $1,046,799,128 5 $209,359,826
75 Chris Weitz $1,036,137,193 5 $207,227,439
76 Damon Lindelof $1,033,245,942 6 $172,207,657
77 Zak Penn $1,022,159,960 5 $204,431,992
78 Brad Bird $1,021,936,836 5 $204,387,367
79 Jez Butterworth $1,020,591,800 8 $127,573,975
80 Phil Johnston $1,008,577,431 5 $201,715,486
81 Mike Reiss $1,007,064,160 2 $503,532,080
82 Etan Cohen $1,005,642,833 6 $167,607,139
83 Ed Solomon $964,080,788 7 $137,725,827
84 Dan Fogelman $960,831,535 10 $96,083,154
85 Jon Vitti $958,402,830 4 $239,600,708
86 Matthew Vaughn $957,161,134 6 $159,526,856
87 Andre Nemec $942,687,574 4 $235,671,894
88 Josh Appelbaum $942,687,574 4 $235,671,894
89 Pete Docter $939,718,162 3 $313,239,387
90 Simon Beaufoy $935,683,039 8 $116,960,380
91 Quentin Tarantino $933,552,942 13 $71,811,765
92 Darren Lemke $932,712,200 7 $133,244,600
93 Karey Kirkpatrick $920,598,781 8 $115,074,848
94 T.S. Nowlin $912,882,805 5 $182,576,561
95 Joe Stillman $909,178,255 3 $303,059,418
96 William Nicholson $905,373,273 8 $113,171,659
97 Michael Green $902,535,274 6 $150,422,546
98 Michael Crichton $897,115,894 2 $448,557,947
99 Robert Mark Kamen $895,499,375 10 $89,549,938
100 Nicholas Stoller $891,828,439 14 $63,702,031

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.

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