Follow us on


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

Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200)BETA


See also: Top Domestic Screenwriters - Top International Screenwriters - 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 Directors - 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 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 Screenwriters 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
101 Tim Herlihy $1,492,550,520 10 $149,255,052
102 Brad Bird $1,481,505,701 5 $296,301,140
103 William Nicholson $1,480,500,330 8 $185,062,541
104 Craig Mazin $1,467,685,877 5 $293,537,175
105 Matthew Vaughn $1,449,962,300 6 $241,660,383
106 Michael Green $1,443,853,326 6 $240,642,221
107 Robert Towne $1,435,298,135 4 $358,824,534
108 Karey Kirkpatrick $1,427,803,969 8 $178,475,496
109 Andre Nemec $1,425,341,832 3 $475,113,944
110 Josh Appelbaum $1,425,341,832 3 $475,113,944
111 Scott Rosenberg $1,413,460,068 5 $282,692,014
112 Jez Butterworth $1,404,132,824 6 $234,022,137
113 Darren Lemke $1,399,734,178 6 $233,289,030
114 Michael McCullers $1,399,077,358 6 $233,179,560
115 Mike Reiss $1,386,772,879 2 $693,386,440
116 Paul Wernick $1,380,009,860 6 $230,001,643
117 Rhett Reese $1,380,009,860 6 $230,001,643
118 Adam McKay $1,376,438,607 8 $172,054,826
119 Dean DeBlois $1,355,257,262 4 $338,814,316
120 Billy Ray $1,352,732,796 11 $122,975,709
121 Nancy Meyers $1,323,169,615 12 $110,264,135
122 Shane Black $1,322,931,111 5 $264,586,222
123 Stephen Sommers $1,317,467,063 5 $263,493,413
124 Chris Sanders $1,313,739,417 3 $437,913,139
125 James Vanderbilt $1,306,645,740 6 $217,774,290
126 Jay Scherick $1,302,355,800 5 $260,471,160
127 David Ronn $1,302,355,800 5 $260,471,160
128 Stephen Chbosky $1,296,178,876 2 $648,089,438
129 Brian Helgeland $1,293,056,810 12 $107,754,734
130 John August $1,282,637,339 7 $183,233,906
131 Woody Allen $1,269,236,331 46 $27,592,094
132 Gary Dauberman $1,259,814,349 6 $209,969,058
133 Damon Lindelof $1,253,151,630 4 $313,287,908
134 Jonathan Hensleigh $1,252,072,696 6 $208,678,783
135 Peter Ackerman $1,245,818,200 2 $622,909,100
136 Ethan Coen $1,245,565,696 21 $59,312,652
137 Melissa Mathison $1,233,810,438 4 $308,452,610
138 David Lindsay-Abaire $1,227,240,484 7 $175,320,069
139 Edgar Wright $1,217,035,556 5 $243,407,111
140 Drew Pearce $1,215,392,272 2 $607,696,136
141 John Morris $1,215,231,186 9 $135,025,687
142 Sean Anders $1,204,818,701 7 $172,116,957
143 Michael Goldenberg $1,204,099,420 3 $401,366,473
144 Art Marcum $1,199,297,764 4 $299,824,441
145 Matt Holloway $1,199,297,764 4 $299,824,441
146 Zak Penn $1,188,534,974 5 $237,706,995
147 Meg LeFauve $1,188,050,273 3 $396,016,758
148 Robert Zemeckis $1,181,556,094 7 $168,793,728
149 Thomas Lennon $1,179,689,330 4 $294,922,333
150 Peter Farrelly $1,168,923,624 8 $146,115,453
151 Bobby Farrelly $1,168,923,624 8 $146,115,453
152 Evan Daugherty $1,162,090,387 4 $290,522,597
153 Michael J. Wilson $1,161,875,023 3 $387,291,674
154 Tom McGrath $1,156,240,340 2 $578,120,170
155 Don Rhymer $1,153,925,538 3 $384,641,846
156 Sylvester Stallone $1,141,804,170 5 $228,360,834
157 David Reynolds $1,105,725,943 2 $552,862,972
158 Skip Woods $1,103,740,435 6 $183,956,739
159 Gary Ross $1,091,941,729 6 $181,990,288
160 Max Borenstein $1,090,213,796 5 $218,042,759
161 Judd Apatow $1,088,073,428 8 $136,009,179
162 Paul Haggis $1,084,673,756 7 $154,953,394
163 Mark Burton $1,073,169,544 5 $214,633,909
164 Bob Gale $1,070,103,837 6 $178,350,640
165 Jon Lucas $1,062,608,724 7 $151,801,246
166 Scott Moore $1,062,608,724 7 $151,801,246
167 Bruce Feirstein $1,057,664,877 3 $352,554,959
168 Harald Kloser $1,057,474,217 2 $528,737,109
169 Robert Smigel $1,052,168,201 3 $350,722,734
170 James Mangold $1,048,983,846 6 $174,830,641
171 Sam Raimi $1,034,129,605 4 $258,532,401
172 Leslie Dixon $1,028,342,367 6 $171,390,395
173 Victoria Strouse $1,022,617,376 2 $511,308,688
174 Jonathan Roberts $1,022,096,764 2 $511,048,382
175 Evan Goldberg $1,004,742,690 9 $111,638,077
176 Matt Ember $1,004,006,148 5 $200,801,230
177 Marianne Wibberley $998,744,642 5 $199,748,928
178 Cormac Wibberley $998,744,642 5 $199,748,928
179 Seth Rogen $994,983,004 8 $124,372,876
180 Bruce Joel Rubin $969,396,799 3 $323,132,266
181 Richard Wenk $967,257,759 8 $120,907,220
182 Kurt Johnstad $965,807,393 5 $193,161,479
183 Justin Marks $963,901,123 1 $963,901,123
184 Edward Zwick $947,838,582 6 $157,973,097
185 Paul W.S. Anderson $945,956,494 4 $236,489,124
186 James L. Brooks $945,155,443 4 $236,288,861
187 Babaloo Mandel $937,266,850 9 $104,140,761
188 Lowell Ganz $937,266,850 9 $104,140,761
189 Aaron Sorkin $934,798,296 9 $103,866,477
190 Stephen Sinclair $934,699,645 1 $934,699,645
191 Ivan Raimi $927,802,969 2 $463,901,485
192 T.S. Nowlin $922,702,682 5 $184,540,536
193 George Miller $913,698,949 3 $304,566,316
194 Josh Klausner $908,513,706 2 $454,256,853
195 Scott Derrickson $907,330,570 5 $181,466,114
196 Laeta Kalogridis $906,919,929 4 $226,729,982
197 Drew Goddard $905,897,079 3 $301,965,693
198 Travis Beacham $904,217,794 2 $452,108,897
199 Dan Gilroy $903,863,158 4 $225,965,790
200 Steve Koren $903,004,079 4 $225,751,020

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

ProductionNext