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


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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 Todd Phillips $1,518,011,200 8 $189,751,400
102 Joel Coen $1,512,056,989 23 $65,741,608
103 Jonathan Goldstein $1,495,069,180 5 $299,013,836
104 John Francis Daley $1,495,069,180 5 $299,013,836
105 Tim Herlihy $1,492,550,520 10 $149,255,052
106 Rian Johnson $1,488,590,307 2 $744,295,154
107 Brad Bird $1,481,505,701 5 $296,301,140
108 William Nicholson $1,480,684,300 8 $185,085,538
109 Craig Mazin $1,467,685,877 5 $293,537,175
110 Scott Rosenberg $1,466,646,466 6 $244,441,078
111 Matthew Vaughn $1,449,962,300 6 $241,660,383
112 Michael Green $1,443,469,154 6 $240,578,192
113 Robert Towne $1,435,298,135 4 $358,824,534
114 Jez Butterworth $1,429,490,595 8 $178,686,324
115 Karey Kirkpatrick $1,427,803,969 8 $178,475,496
116 Josh Appelbaum $1,425,341,832 3 $475,113,944
117 Andre Nemec $1,425,341,832 3 $475,113,944
118 Michael McCullers $1,418,777,970 6 $236,462,995
119 Darren Lemke $1,399,734,178 6 $233,289,030
120 Mike Reiss $1,386,772,879 2 $693,386,440
121 Adam McKay $1,376,438,607 8 $172,054,826
122 Dean DeBlois $1,355,257,262 4 $338,814,316
123 Billy Ray $1,352,732,796 12 $112,727,733
124 Joe Robert Cole $1,345,003,442 2 $672,501,721
125 Nancy Meyers $1,323,169,615 12 $110,264,135
126 Shane Black $1,322,931,111 5 $264,586,222
127 Stephen Sommers $1,317,467,063 5 $263,493,413
128 Chris Sanders $1,313,739,417 4 $328,434,854
129 James Vanderbilt $1,306,645,740 6 $217,774,290
130 Jay Scherick $1,302,355,800 5 $260,471,160
131 David Ronn $1,302,355,800 5 $260,471,160
132 Stephen Chbosky $1,296,178,876 2 $648,089,438
133 Brian Helgeland $1,293,056,810 12 $107,754,734
134 John August $1,282,637,339 7 $183,233,906
135 Woody Allen $1,269,241,480 46 $27,592,206
136 Gary Dauberman $1,259,814,349 6 $209,969,058
137 Jonathan Hensleigh $1,252,072,696 6 $208,678,783
138 Peter Ackerman $1,245,818,200 3 $415,272,733
139 Ethan Coen $1,245,565,696 21 $59,312,652
140 T.S. Nowlin $1,236,520,168 5 $247,304,034
141 Melissa Mathison $1,233,810,438 4 $308,452,610
142 David Lindsay-Abaire $1,227,240,484 7 $175,320,069
143 Edgar Wright $1,217,001,453 5 $243,400,291
144 Drew Pearce $1,215,392,272 3 $405,130,757
145 John Morris $1,215,231,186 9 $135,025,687
146 Sean Anders $1,204,818,701 7 $172,116,957
147 Michael Goldenberg $1,204,099,420 3 $401,366,473
148 Art Marcum $1,199,297,764 5 $239,859,553
149 Matt Holloway $1,199,297,764 5 $239,859,553
150 Meg LeFauve $1,188,050,273 3 $396,016,758
151 Robert Zemeckis $1,181,556,094 8 $147,694,512
152 Thomas Lennon $1,179,689,330 4 $294,922,333
153 Bobby Farrelly $1,168,923,624 8 $146,115,453
154 Peter Farrelly $1,168,923,624 9 $129,880,403
155 Evan Daugherty $1,162,090,387 4 $290,522,597
156 Michael J. Wilson $1,161,875,023 3 $387,291,674
157 Tom McGrath $1,156,240,340 2 $578,120,170
158 Don Rhymer $1,153,925,538 3 $384,641,846
159 Sylvester Stallone $1,141,804,170 7 $163,114,881
160 David Reynolds $1,105,725,943 2 $552,862,972
161 Skip Woods $1,103,740,435 6 $183,956,739
162 Gary Ross $1,091,941,729 6 $181,990,288
163 Max Borenstein $1,090,213,796 5 $218,042,759
164 Judd Apatow $1,088,073,428 8 $136,009,179
165 Leslie Dixon $1,087,025,572 6 $181,170,929
166 Mark Burton $1,086,209,500 5 $217,241,900
167 Paul Haggis $1,084,673,756 7 $154,953,394
168 Bob Gale $1,070,103,837 6 $178,350,640
169 Jon Lucas $1,062,608,724 7 $151,801,246
170 Scott Moore $1,062,608,724 7 $151,801,246
171 Bruce Feirstein $1,057,664,877 3 $352,554,959
172 Harald Kloser $1,057,474,217 2 $528,737,109
173 Robert Smigel $1,052,168,201 3 $350,722,734
174 James Mangold $1,048,983,846 6 $174,830,641
175 Sam Raimi $1,034,129,605 4 $258,532,401
176 Victoria Strouse $1,022,617,376 2 $511,308,688
177 Jonathan Roberts $1,022,058,591 2 $511,029,296
178 Evan Goldberg $1,004,742,690 9 $111,638,077
179 Matt Ember $1,004,006,148 5 $200,801,230
180 Cormac Wibberley $998,744,642 5 $199,748,928
181 Marianne Wibberley $998,744,642 5 $199,748,928
182 Seth Rogen $994,983,004 8 $124,372,876
183 Richard Wenk $970,016,207 8 $121,252,026
184 Bruce Joel Rubin $969,396,799 3 $323,132,266
185 Kurt Johnstad $965,807,393 5 $193,161,479
186 Justin Marks $963,901,123 1 $963,901,123
187 Edward Zwick $947,838,582 6 $157,973,097
188 Paul W.S. Anderson $945,956,494 4 $236,489,124
189 James L. Brooks $945,155,443 4 $236,288,861
190 Lowell Ganz $937,266,850 9 $104,140,761
191 Babaloo Mandel $937,266,850 9 $104,140,761
192 Aaron Sorkin $935,028,435 9 $103,892,048
193 Stephen Sinclair $934,699,645 1 $934,699,645
194 Ivan Raimi $927,802,969 2 $463,901,485
195 Jenny Bicks $921,425,252 2 $460,712,626
196 Bill Condon $917,059,106 8 $114,632,388
197 George Miller $913,698,949 3 $304,566,316
198 Josh Klausner $908,513,706 2 $454,256,853
199 Scott Derrickson $907,330,570 5 $181,466,114
200 Laeta Kalogridis $906,919,929 4 $226,729,982

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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