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Top Grossing Screenwriter at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500)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
401 Leigh Whannell $547,274,514 7 $78,182,073
402 Noah Oppenheim $545,773,648 3 $181,924,549
403 Matt Lopez $544,559,039 4 $136,139,760
404 Warren Coleman $542,956,783 2 $271,478,392
405 Mark L. Smith $542,771,765 3 $180,923,922
406 Kevin James $537,600,179 4 $134,400,045
407 Michele Mulroney $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443
408 Kieran Mulroney $535,663,443 1 $535,663,443
409 Eric Heisserer $534,631,950 5 $106,926,390
410 Leigh Brackett $534,171,960 2 $267,085,980
411 Abby Kohn $533,742,506 5 $106,748,501
412 Jim Reardon $532,508,025 1 $532,508,025
413 Drew Goodard $531,514,650 1 $531,514,650
414 Damion Lindelof $531,514,650 1 $531,514,650
415 Nia Vardalos $527,991,047 3 $175,997,016
416 Al Jean $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
417 Mike Scully $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
418 Ian Maxstone-Graham $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
419 Matt Selman $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
420 George Meyer $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
421 John Swartzwelder $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
422 Matt Groening $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
423 David Mirkin $527,071,022 1 $527,071,022
424 John Fusco $524,502,843 6 $87,417,141
425 Steven Rogers $517,827,168 6 $86,304,528
426 Katie Dippold $516,614,001 4 $129,153,500
427 Adam Greenberg $515,419,827 1 $515,419,827
428 Noni White $515,133,378 2 $257,566,689
429 Bob Tzudiker $515,133,378 2 $257,566,689
430 Doug Chamberlin $511,358,276 1 $511,358,276
431 Chris Webb $511,358,276 1 $511,358,276
432 Roger S.H. Schulman $503,081,544 2 $251,540,772
433 Vanessa Taylor $502,280,887 4 $125,570,222
434 Adam Sztykiel $496,615,415 5 $99,323,083
435 Anne-Marie Martin $495,700,000 1 $495,700,000
436 Jeffrey Boam $493,988,425 2 $246,994,213
437 Paul Greengrass $493,832,094 2 $246,916,047
438 Olivier Nakache $490,695,713 2 $245,347,857
439 Eric Toledano $490,695,713 2 $245,347,857
440 Michell Kapner $490,359,051 1 $490,359,051
441 Matt Reeves $490,280,162 1 $490,280,162
442 Frank Darabont $488,204,170 4 $122,051,043
443 Brendan O'Brien $486,805,365 4 $121,701,341
444 Ronald Harwood $485,744,138 12 $40,478,678
445 Helen Fielding $485,082,725 2 $242,541,363
446 Simon Pegg $485,068,923 3 $161,689,641
447 Matt Sazama $485,029,593 4 $121,257,398
448 Burk Sharpless $485,029,593 4 $121,257,398
449 Warren Skaaren $484,675,590 2 $242,337,795
450 Audrey Wells $483,508,784 6 $80,584,797
451 Patrick Lussier $481,203,539 3 $160,401,180
452 Adam Cozad $480,520,473 2 $240,260,237
453 Kenneth Lonergan $472,901,836 4 $118,225,459
454 Cathy Yuspa $471,763,835 2 $235,881,918
455 Josh Goldsmith $471,763,835 2 $235,881,918
456 Carl Gottlieb $470,700,000 1 $470,700,000
457 Peter Benchley $470,700,000 1 $470,700,000
458 Michael Tolkin $470,008,987 4 $117,502,247
459 Ed Decter $468,895,318 3 $156,298,439
460 John J. Strauss $468,895,318 3 $156,298,439
461 Wallace Wolodarsky $467,772,336 4 $116,943,084
462 Carlton Cuse $467,151,160 2 $233,575,580
463 Lorne Cameron $465,927,213 2 $232,963,607
464 Nick Bakay $464,360,921 3 $154,786,974
465 Paul Feig $462,159,762 2 $231,079,881
466 Joe Ranft $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
467 Phil Lorin $461,651,246 1 $461,651,246
468 John Lasseter $461,651,246 2 $230,825,623
469 Peter Tolan $460,553,080 4 $115,138,270
470 Glenn Ficarra $459,924,021 5 $91,984,804
471 John Requa $459,924,021 5 $91,984,804
472 Paul King $458,928,106 2 $229,464,053
473 Michael B. Gordon $454,161,935 1 $454,161,935
474 Jason Segel $453,838,292 5 $90,767,658
475 Jeff Schaffer $452,675,707 3 $150,891,902
476 Graham Yost $452,087,665 3 $150,695,888
477 Harry Brown $450,728,529 1 $450,728,529
478 Charles Lederer $450,728,529 2 $225,364,265
479 Mark Steven Johnson $446,973,481 3 $148,991,160
480 Craig Brewer $446,675,831 4 $111,668,958
481 Janet Scott Batchler $444,998,177 2 $222,499,089
482 Lee Batchler $444,998,177 2 $222,499,089
483 Xing Aina $443,717,110 2 $221,858,555
484 Ross Bagdasarian Jr $443,483,213 1 $443,483,213
485 Janice Karman $443,483,213 1 $443,483,213
486 David Guion $443,343,123 2 $221,671,562
487 Michael Handelman $443,343,123 2 $221,671,562
488 David Mamet $442,743,791 3 $147,581,264
489 Alain Boublil $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
490 Claude-Michel Schönberg $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
491 Herbert Kretzmer $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
492 Robert Ludlum $442,161,562 1 $442,161,562
493 Delia Ephron $440,497,205 4 $110,124,301
494 Susannah Grant $438,111,558 5 $87,622,312
495 Ben Affleck $434,627,036 4 $108,656,759
496 John Whittington $433,721,241 2 $216,860,621
497 Duncan Jones $433,125,655 1 $433,125,655
498 J.F. Lawton $432,645,872 1 $432,645,872
499 Dan Aykroyd $430,983,043 4 $107,745,761
500 David Seidler $430,821,168 1 $430,821,168

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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