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Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400)BETA


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

This list shows the highest grossing Directors based on the worldwide 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 Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1,301 David Gelb $38,131,849 3 $12,710,616
1,302 Bob Dolman $38,067,218 1 $38,067,218
1,303 Paul Bolger $37,923,818 1 $37,923,818
1,304 Yvette Kaplan $37,923,818 1 $37,923,818
1,305 David Mackenzie $37,859,371 4 $9,464,843
1,306 Bryan Spicer $37,785,198 1 $37,785,198
1,307 Hirokazu Kore-eda $37,697,856 5 $7,539,571
1,308 Sajid Khan $37,688,527 2 $18,844,264
1,309 Martin Weisz $37,466,538 2 $18,733,269
1,310 Jean-Francois Richet $37,443,026 3 $12,481,009
1,311 Hallie Meyers-Shyer $37,337,061 1 $37,337,061
1,312 Lenny Abrahamson $37,329,968 3 $12,443,323
1,313 Pang Ho-cheung $37,127,816 3 $12,375,939
1,314 Jacques Audiard $37,108,183 3 $12,369,394
1,315 Youyin Wu $36,985,062 1 $36,985,062
1,316 J.C. Chandor $36,891,474 5 $7,378,295
1,317 Gary Sinyor $36,882,378 1 $36,882,378
1,318 Arne Glimcher $36,853,222 1 $36,853,222
1,319 Dito Montiel $36,522,805 7 $5,217,544
1,320 Ueli Steiger $36,489,888 1 $36,489,888
1,321 Patrick Read Johnson $36,414,766 4 $9,103,692
1,322 David Lickley $36,332,214 1 $36,332,214
1,323 Lisa Cholodenko $36,275,469 1 $36,275,469
1,324 Todd Strauss-Schulson $36,265,745 3 $12,088,582
1,325 Keith Scholey $36,229,208 4 $9,057,302
1,326 Kay Pollack $36,221,293 2 $18,110,647
1,327 Matt Bettinelli-Olpin $36,146,087 1 $36,146,087
1,328 Tyler Gillett $36,146,087 1 $36,146,087
1,329 Matthew Robbins $36,045,797 2 $18,022,899
1,330 Vincenzo Natali $36,041,295 6 $6,006,883
1,331 Ryuichi Hiroki $36,034,509 1 $36,034,509
1,332 Nicholas Jarecki $35,830,713 1 $35,830,713
1,333 Rodrigo Cortes $35,789,174 3 $11,929,725
1,334 Pascal Chaumeil $35,705,793 3 $11,901,931
1,335 Philippe Le Guay $35,703,181 3 $11,901,060
1,336 Mandie Fletcher $35,672,155 2 $17,836,078
1,337 Togan Gökbakar $35,582,304 3 $11,860,768
1,338 Bill Paxton $35,415,546 2 $17,707,773
1,339 Paco Plaza $35,401,644 3 $11,800,548
1,340 Ken Russell $35,167,697 3 $11,722,566
1,341 Des McAnuff $35,129,610 3 $11,709,870
1,342 Luis Prieto $35,028,828 2 $17,514,414
1,343 Ben Younger $35,021,714 2 $17,510,857
1,344 Rachel Talalay $34,991,822 2 $17,495,911
1,345 Xu Jizhou $34,846,147 1 $34,846,147
1,346 Julian Schnabel $34,626,688 6 $5,771,115
1,347 Michael Wadleigh $34,505,110 1 $34,505,110
1,348 R.M. Richards $34,493,095 1 $34,493,095
1,349 Peng Sanyuan $34,432,439 1 $34,432,439
1,350 Elia Kazan $34,400,000 6 $5,733,333
1,351 Brian Henson $34,327,391 2 $17,163,696
1,352 Nacho G. Velilla $34,280,119 2 $17,140,060
1,353 Billy Ray $34,265,160 2 $17,132,580
1,354 Oleg Stepchenko $34,246,770 1 $34,246,770
1,355 Richard Kelly $34,217,380 3 $11,405,793
1,356 Whit Stillman $34,163,627 5 $6,832,725
1,357 Cary Fukunaga $34,074,632 2 $17,037,316
1,358 Farhan Akhtar $34,053,090 1 $34,053,090
1,359 Sarah Gavron $34,044,909 1 $34,044,909
1,360 Ahn Sang-hoon $33,974,305 1 $33,974,305
1,361 James Mather $33,943,049 1 $33,943,049
1,362 Stephen St. Leger $33,943,049 1 $33,943,049
1,363 Karyn Kusama $33,863,245 5 $6,772,649
1,364 Pablo Larrain $33,797,058 6 $5,632,843
1,365 Mervyn LeRoy $33,754,967 2 $16,877,484
1,366 Richard Thorpe $33,754,967 1 $33,754,967
1,367 Sho Tsukikawa $33,668,406 2 $16,834,203
1,368 Arlene Sanford $33,657,542 2 $16,828,771
1,369 David Schwimmer $33,632,276 2 $16,816,138
1,370 Jim McBride $33,601,552 2 $16,800,776
1,371 Rocky Morton $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
1,372 Annabel Jankel $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
1,373 Tom Harper $33,502,723 3 $11,167,574
1,374 Steve Rash $33,456,374 2 $16,728,187
1,375 David Lam $33,338,943 2 $16,669,472
1,376 Tae-ra Shin $33,324,525 1 $33,324,525
1,377 Menahem Golan $33,202,975 5 $6,640,595
1,378 Giles New $33,169,287 1 $33,169,287
1,379 Bille August $32,998,806 10 $3,299,881
1,380 Joby Harold $32,968,648 1 $32,968,648
1,381 George Gallo $32,832,463 3 $10,944,154
1,382 Hugo Gélin $32,807,028 1 $32,807,028
1,383 Eric Till $32,736,879 1 $32,736,879
1,384 Dan Cutforth $32,700,439 2 $16,350,220
1,385 Jane Lipsitz $32,700,439 2 $16,350,220
1,386 Matthew Robinson $32,679,264 1 $32,679,264
1,387 Shakun Batra $32,673,927 2 $16,336,964
1,388 Atom Egoyan $32,666,474 11 $2,969,679
1,389 Anand Tucker $32,618,920 1 $32,618,920
1,390 David M. Evans $32,447,340 3 $10,815,780
1,391 Ahmed Khan $32,408,855 1 $32,408,855
1,392 Gilles Paquet-Brenner $32,293,815 3 $10,764,605
1,393 Chie Jen-Hao $32,277,396 1 $32,277,396
1,394 Damien Wayans $32,224,624 1 $32,224,624
1,395 Tony Ching $32,172,621 1 $32,172,621
1,396 Siu Tung $32,172,621 1 $32,172,621
1,397 Katia Lund $32,059,295 1 $32,059,295
1,398 Mike Disa $32,013,133 3 $10,671,044
1,399 Reginald Hudlin $31,683,189 4 $7,920,797
1,400 Christian Alvart $31,595,799 3 $10,531,933

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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