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 12 $2,143,257,717 $178,604,810
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,129,744,651 $177,478,721
4 Robert Zemeckis 17 $2,046,439,549 $120,378,797
5 James Cameron 12 $1,973,806,590 $164,483,883
6 Ron Howard 24 $1,822,656,800 $75,944,033
7 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,811,816,348 $201,312,928
8 Tim Burton 18 $1,749,411,466 $97,189,526
9 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
10 Chris Columbus 16 $1,670,902,283 $104,431,393
11 Clint Eastwood 33 $1,560,375,167 $47,284,096
12 Sam Raimi 14 $1,525,472,659 $108,962,333
13 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,974,957 $138,270,451
14 Ridley Scott 24 $1,332,360,883 $55,515,037
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 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
18 Francis Lawrence 7 $1,150,324,624 $164,332,089
19 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,127,806 $81,509,129
20 Shawn Levy 11 $1,124,982,880 $102,271,171
21 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,096,072,854 $73,071,524
22 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,095,764,223 $78,268,873
23 Tony Scott 16 $1,091,275,510 $68,204,719
24 Richard Donner 17 $1,087,663,771 $63,980,222
25 Jay Roach 11 $1,087,260,184 $98,841,835
26 Barry Sonnenfeld 11 $1,055,449,201 $95,949,927
27 John Lasseter 7 $1,051,055,865 $150,150,838
28 Steven Soderbergh 25 $1,037,619,411 $41,504,776
29 M. Night Shyamalan 10 $1,030,060,676 $103,006,068
30 Martin Scorsese 27 $1,028,405,390 $38,089,089
31 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
32 Garry Marshall 17 $990,592,802 $58,270,165
33 Bryan Singer 9 $986,761,071 $109,640,119
34 Jon Favreau 7 $964,146,069 $137,735,153
35 Joel Schumacher 24 $961,222,524 $40,050,939
36 Jon Turteltaub 11 $907,402,913 $82,491,174
37 Tom Shadyac 7 $890,542,488 $127,220,355
38 Rob Minkoff 7 $867,156,907 $123,879,558
39 David Fincher 11 $863,353,341 $78,486,667
40 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,255 $213,992,314
41 Chris Renaud 3 $833,609,870 $277,869,957
42 Sydney Pollack 16 $815,504,532 $50,969,033
43 Joe Johnston 9 $809,776,202 $89,975,134
44 Barry Levinson 23 $806,257,245 $35,054,663
45 Peter Segal 9 $803,914,022 $89,323,780
46 Carlos Saldanha 6 $795,262,582 $132,543,764
47 Bobby Farrelly 13 $791,822,375 $60,909,413
48 Mike Nichols 18 $780,140,193 $43,341,122
49 Wolfgang Petersen 10 $776,217,802 $77,621,780
50 Raja Gosnell 8 $772,020,007 $96,502,501