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Top-Grossing Directors at the Domestic Box Office BETA


Notes

  1. 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.
  2. The figures represent the total amount of domestic (US+Canada) revenue generated by all the movies a person has contributed to as a Director over their careers. This chart is not adjusted for inflation.
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  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Steven Spielberg 31 $4,189,378,611 $135,141,246
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,142,955,393 $178,579,616
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,236,918 $177,853,077
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,024,658,793 $112,481,044
5 James Cameron 12 $1,965,198,977 $163,766,581
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,815,683,041 $72,627,322
7 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,813,350,982 $201,483,442
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,747,478,196 $91,972,537
9 George Lucas 6 $1,732,937,044 $288,822,841
10 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,689,648,595 $49,695,547
11 Chris Columbus 16 $1,658,384,656 $103,649,041
12 Sam Raimi 14 $1,524,694,467 $108,906,748
13 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,914,580 $138,264,962
14 Ridley Scott 24 $1,329,226,639 $55,384,443
15 David Yates 6 $1,269,976,224 $211,662,704
16 Roland Emmerich 13 $1,186,181,995 $91,244,769
17 Francis Lawrence 8 $1,152,407,418 $144,050,927
18 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,149,973,070 $191,662,178
19 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,085,161 $81,506,083
20 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,763,967 $102,705,815
21 Joss Whedon 4 $1,105,418,525 $276,354,631
22 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,093,541,169 $78,110,084
23 Jay Roach 11 $1,087,158,454 $98,832,587
24 Tony Scott 16 $1,086,229,346 $67,889,334
25 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,083,902,564 $72,260,171
26 Richard Donner 17 $1,068,100,773 $62,829,457
27 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,053,775,177 $81,059,629
28 John Lasseter 7 $1,050,863,047 $150,123,292
29 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,036,429,514 $41,457,181
30 M. Night Shyamalan 10 $1,029,889,551 $102,988,955
31 Martin Scorsese 27 $1,024,523,759 $37,945,324
32 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
33 Bryan Singer 9 $986,667,554 $109,629,728
34 Garry Marshall 17 $982,099,632 $57,770,567
35 Jon Favreau 7 $963,841,083 $137,691,583
36 Joel Schumacher 24 $958,849,053 $39,952,044
37 Jon Turteltaub 11 $902,462,786 $82,042,071
38 Tom Shadyac 7 $889,840,321 $127,120,046
39 Rob Minkoff 7 $866,936,215 $123,848,031
40 David Fincher 12 $860,857,805 $71,738,150
41 Conrad Vernon 4 $851,214,044 $212,803,511
42 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
43 Sydney Pollack 16 $811,320,000 $50,707,500
44 Joe Johnston 9 $808,239,893 $89,804,433
45 Peter Segal 9 $803,649,239 $89,294,360
46 Barry Levinson 23 $797,468,978 $34,672,564
47 Carlos Saldanha 7 $795,262,582 $113,608,940
48 Bobby Farrelly 13 $791,806,768 $60,908,213
49 Brad Bird 5 $790,608,936 $158,121,787
50 Raja Gosnell 8 $772,020,007 $96,502,501