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 30 $4,206,439,761 $140,214,659
2 Michael Bay 11 $2,143,257,717 $194,841,611
3 Robert Zemeckis 17 $2,046,439,549 $120,378,797
4 James Cameron 12 $1,973,806,590 $164,483,883
5 Peter Jackson 12 $1,879,346,663 $156,612,222
6 Ron Howard 24 $1,822,656,800 $75,944,033
7 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
8 Tim Burton 18 $1,735,301,611 $96,405,645
9 Chris Columbus 16 $1,670,902,283 $104,431,393
10 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,625,350,848 $180,594,539
11 Sam Raimi 14 $1,525,472,659 $108,962,333
12 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,974,957 $138,270,451
13 Clint Eastwood 33 $1,343,283,154 $40,705,550
14 Ridley Scott 24 $1,315,053,812 $54,793,909
15 David Yates 6 $1,270,958,459 $211,826,410
16 Roland Emmerich 12 $1,188,883,701 $99,073,642
17 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,726,567 $192,454,428
18 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,806 $81,509,129
19 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,096,072,854 $73,071,524
20 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,223 $78,268,873
21 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,510 $68,204,719
22 Richard Donner 17 $1,087,663,771 $63,980,222
23 Jay Roach 10 $1,087,260,184 $108,726,018
24 Barry Sonnenfeld 11 $1,055,449,201 $95,949,927
25 John Lasseter 6 $1,051,055,865 $175,175,978
26 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,037,619,411 $41,504,776
27 M. Night Shyamalan 9 $1,030,060,676 $114,451,186
28 Martin Scorsese 27 $1,028,405,390 $38,089,089
29 Shawn Levy 11 $1,015,000,419 $92,272,765
30 Todd Phillips 8 $994,214,326 $124,276,791
31 Garry Marshall 17 $990,592,802 $58,270,165
32 Bryan Singer 9 $986,761,071 $109,640,119
33 Jon Favreau 7 $964,146,069 $137,735,153
34 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,524 $40,050,939
35 Jon Turteltaub 11 $907,402,913 $82,491,174
36 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,542,488 $127,220,355
37 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,907 $123,879,558
38 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,255 $213,992,314
39 Chris Renaud 3 $833,609,870 $277,869,957
40 Francis Lawrence 7 $815,746,952 $116,535,279
41 Sydney Pollack 16 $815,504,532 $50,969,033
42 Joe Johnston 9 $809,776,202 $89,975,134
43 Barry Levinson 23 $806,257,245 $35,054,663
44 David Fincher 10 $803,955,376 $80,395,538
45 Peter Segal 10 $803,914,022 $80,391,402
46 Carlos Saldanha 6 $795,262,582 $132,543,764
47 Mike Nichols 18 $780,140,193 $43,341,122
48 Wolfgang Petersen 10 $776,217,802 $77,621,780
49 Raja Gosnell 8 $772,020,007 $96,502,501
50 Zack Snyder 9 $760,228,836 $84,469,871