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Top-Grossing Directors at the Domestic Box Office BETA

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See also: Top Directors at the Worldwide Box Office

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.
  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Steven Spielberg 32 $4,334,220,436 $135,444,389
2 Michael Bay 13 $2,196,110,936 $168,931,610
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,466,451 $177,872,204
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,091,905,796 $116,216,989
5 James Cameron 13 $1,970,805,840 $151,600,449
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,884,562,683 $75,382,507
7 Tim Burton 19 $1,836,209,727 $96,642,617
8 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,818,091,361 $53,473,275
9 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,813,420,600 $164,856,418
10 Chris Columbus 16 $1,749,649,868 $109,353,117
11 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
12 J.J. Abrams 6 $1,683,676,432 $280,612,739
13 David Yates 6 $1,588,977,423 $264,829,571
14 Ridley Scott 25 $1,560,992,561 $62,439,702
15 Sam Raimi 15 $1,525,472,659 $101,698,177
16 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,987,162 $138,271,560
17 Francis Lawrence 8 $1,434,606,739 $179,325,842
18 Jon Favreau 8 $1,328,147,193 $166,018,399
19 Roland Emmerich 14 $1,292,215,661 $92,301,119
20 Chris Renaud 4 $1,201,665,490 $300,416,373
21 Andrew Stanton 4 $1,163,691,774 $290,922,944
22 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
23 Bryan Singer 9 $1,142,203,560 $126,911,507
24 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,806 $81,509,129
25 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
26 Joss Whedon 4 $1,112,128,782 $278,032,196
27 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,099,653,197 $73,310,213
28 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,223 $78,268,873
29 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,095,172,696 $99,561,154
30 Jay Roach 12 $1,095,117,925 $91,259,827
31 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,510 $68,204,719
32 Zack Snyder 10 $1,090,589,030 $109,058,903
33 Richard Donner 17 $1,086,785,566 $63,928,563
34 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,075,149,233 $82,703,787
35 John Lasseter 8 $1,051,071,233 $131,383,904
36 Steven Soderbergh 26 $1,037,869,411 $39,918,054
37 Todd Phillips 9 $1,037,248,849 $115,249,872
38 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,027,477,202 $36,695,614
39 Garry Marshall 18 $1,023,085,661 $56,838,092
40 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,524 $40,050,939
41 Pierre Coffin 3 $955,625,140 $318,541,713
42 Conrad Vernon 4 $953,639,613 $238,409,903
43 Jon Turteltaub 11 $907,402,913 $82,491,174
44 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,515,488 $127,216,498
45 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,907 $123,879,558
46 David Fincher 11 $863,491,953 $78,499,268
47 Justin Lin 9 $846,031,066 $94,003,452
48 Sam Mendes 7 $833,557,979 $119,079,711
49 Tyler Perry 17 $816,551,605 $48,032,447
50 Sydney Pollack 17 $815,504,532 $47,970,855