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 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 Christopher Nolan 9 $1,750,431,120 $194,492,347
8 George Lucas 6 $1,741,495,001 $290,249,167
9 Tim Burton 18 $1,735,301,611 $96,405,645
10 Chris Columbus 16 $1,670,902,283 $104,431,393
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 $1,154,728,281 $192,454,714
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 7 $1,051,055,865 $150,150,838
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 $1,016,003,481 $92,363,953
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 Francis Lawrence 7 $958,754,757 $136,964,965
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 Conrad Vernon 4 $855,969,255 $213,992,314
40 David Fincher 10 $853,221,461 $85,322,146
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 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 Bobby Farrelly 12 $766,357,605 $63,863,134