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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 Marco Schnabel $40,159,017 1 $40,159,017
1,302 Togan Gökbakar $40,119,076 3 $13,373,025
1,303 Mark Cowen $39,846,896 1 $39,846,896
1,304 Tom Bezucha $39,686,769 1 $39,686,769
1,305 Jacques Audiard $39,539,636 4 $9,884,909
1,306 John Gatins $39,498,360 1 $39,498,360
1,307 Karan Johar $39,433,224 2 $19,716,612
1,308 Lu Yang $39,397,072 1 $39,397,072
1,309 John Patrick Shanley $39,381,963 1 $39,381,963
1,310 César Rodrigues $39,195,564 1 $39,195,564
1,311 Troy Nixey $39,126,427 1 $39,126,427
1,312 Tian Yu-sheng $39,123,790 1 $39,123,790
1,313 Brian Gibson $39,100,956 1 $39,100,956
1,314 Douglas Mackinnon $39,030,551 1 $39,030,551
1,315 Alan Rudolph $38,978,035 12 $3,248,170
1,316 Joel Silberg $38,964,844 2 $19,482,422
1,317 Uwe Boll $38,786,525 10 $3,878,653
1,318 John Michael McDonagh $38,783,130 3 $12,927,710
1,319 Lee Hae-yeong $38,750,486 1 $38,750,486
1,320 Mary Harron $38,610,232 6 $6,435,039
1,321 Steven Seagal $38,590,458 1 $38,590,458
1,322 Werner Herzog $38,532,258 18 $2,140,681
1,323 Peter Sollett $38,518,823 3 $12,839,608
1,324 Pablo Larrain $38,515,269 6 $6,419,212
1,325 Ed Harris $38,468,744 2 $19,234,372
1,326 Siddharth Anand $38,381,138 1 $38,381,138
1,327 Kim Hak-Soon $38,324,719 1 $38,324,719
1,328 Keith Scholey $38,219,149 4 $9,554,787
1,329 Ricky Gervais $38,190,607 4 $9,547,652
1,330 David Gelb $38,131,849 3 $12,710,616
1,331 Bob Dolman $38,067,218 1 $38,067,218
1,332 Yvette Kaplan $37,923,818 1 $37,923,818
1,333 Paul Bolger $37,923,818 1 $37,923,818
1,334 David Mackenzie $37,859,371 4 $9,464,843
1,335 Bryan Spicer $37,785,198 1 $37,785,198
1,336 Simon Verhoeven $37,727,917 2 $18,863,959
1,337 Vincenzo Natali $37,726,330 6 $6,287,722
1,338 Sajid Khan $37,688,527 2 $18,844,264
1,339 Martin Weisz $37,466,538 2 $18,733,269
1,340 Hallie Meyers-Shyer $37,337,061 1 $37,337,061
1,341 Lenny Abrahamson $37,329,968 3 $12,443,323
1,342 Pang Ho-cheung $37,127,816 3 $12,375,939
1,343 Youyin Wu $36,985,062 1 $36,985,062
1,344 Mandie Fletcher $36,946,992 2 $18,473,496
1,345 J.C. Chandor $36,891,474 5 $7,378,295
1,346 Gary Sinyor $36,882,378 1 $36,882,378
1,347 Arne Glimcher $36,853,222 1 $36,853,222
1,348 Paco Plaza $36,769,654 4 $9,192,414
1,349 Dito Montiel $36,522,805 7 $5,217,544
1,350 Ueli Steiger $36,489,888 1 $36,489,888
1,351 Paolo Genovese $36,454,429 2 $18,227,215
1,352 Patrick Read Johnson $36,414,766 4 $9,103,692
1,353 David Lickley $36,332,214 1 $36,332,214
1,354 Lisa Cholodenko $36,275,469 1 $36,275,469
1,355 Todd Strauss-Schulson $36,265,745 3 $12,088,582
1,356 Kay Pollack $36,221,293 2 $18,110,647
1,357 Matt Bettinelli-Olpin $36,146,087 1 $36,146,087
1,358 Tyler Gillett $36,146,087 1 $36,146,087
1,359 Matthew Robbins $36,045,797 2 $18,022,899
1,360 Nicholas Jarecki $35,830,713 1 $35,830,713
1,361 Rodrigo Cortes $35,789,174 3 $11,929,725
1,362 Pascal Chaumeil $35,705,793 3 $11,901,931
1,363 Bill Paxton $35,415,546 2 $17,707,773
1,364 Ken Russell $35,167,697 3 $11,722,566
1,365 Des McAnuff $35,129,610 3 $11,709,870
1,366 Xu Jizhou $35,045,171 1 $35,045,171
1,367 Luis Prieto $35,028,828 2 $17,514,414
1,368 Ben Younger $35,021,714 2 $17,510,857
1,369 Rachel Talalay $34,996,223 2 $17,498,112
1,370 Jie Han $34,902,644 1 $34,902,644
1,371 Julian Schnabel $34,626,688 6 $5,771,115
1,372 Michael Wadleigh $34,505,110 1 $34,505,110
1,373 R.M. Richards $34,493,095 1 $34,493,095
1,374 Shree Narayan Singh $34,474,534 1 $34,474,534
1,375 Peng Sanyuan $34,432,439 1 $34,432,439
1,376 Elia Kazan $34,400,000 6 $5,733,333
1,377 Brian Henson $34,327,391 2 $17,163,696
1,378 Nacho G. Velilla $34,280,119 2 $17,140,060
1,379 Billy Ray $34,265,160 2 $17,132,580
1,380 Oleg Stepchenko $34,246,770 1 $34,246,770
1,381 Richard Kelly $34,217,380 3 $11,405,793
1,382 Whit Stillman $34,189,802 5 $6,837,960
1,383 Cary Fukunaga $34,074,632 2 $17,037,316
1,384 Juan Jose Campanella $34,061,097 1 $34,061,097
1,385 Farhan Akhtar $34,053,090 1 $34,053,090
1,386 Sarah Gavron $34,044,909 1 $34,044,909
1,387 Ahn Sang-hoon $33,974,305 1 $33,974,305
1,388 James Mather $33,943,049 1 $33,943,049
1,389 Stephen St. Leger $33,943,049 1 $33,943,049
1,390 Karyn Kusama $33,877,846 5 $6,775,569
1,391 Umesh Shukla $33,794,233 3 $11,264,744
1,392 Richard Thorpe $33,754,967 2 $16,877,484
1,393 Mervyn LeRoy $33,754,967 2 $16,877,484
1,394 Arlene Sanford $33,657,542 2 $16,828,771
1,395 David Schwimmer $33,632,276 2 $16,816,138
1,396 Jim McBride $33,601,552 2 $16,800,776
1,397 Rocky Morton $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
1,398 Annabel Jankel $33,551,385 2 $16,775,693
1,399 Tom Harper $33,502,723 3 $11,167,574
1,400 Steve Rash $33,456,374 2 $16,728,187

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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