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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 32 $4,261,342,587 $133,166,956
2 Michael Bay 12 $2,187,847,985 $182,320,665
3 Peter Jackson 12 $2,134,236,918 $177,853,077
4 Robert Zemeckis 18 $2,047,312,117 $113,739,562
5 James Cameron 12 $1,965,198,977 $163,766,581
6 Ron Howard 25 $1,840,598,851 $73,623,954
7 Christopher Nolan 11 $1,813,402,840 $164,854,804
8 Tim Burton 19 $1,747,478,196 $91,972,537
9 Chris Columbus 16 $1,737,132,241 $108,570,765
10 George Lucas 6 $1,732,937,044 $288,822,841
11 Clint Eastwood 34 $1,689,648,595 $49,695,547
12 J.J. Abrams 5 $1,646,085,676 $329,217,135
13 Ridley Scott 25 $1,557,232,978 $62,289,319
14 Sam Raimi 15 $1,524,694,467 $101,646,298
15 Gore Verbinski 11 $1,520,914,580 $138,264,962
16 Francis Lawrence 8 $1,433,254,952 $179,156,869
17 David Yates 6 $1,269,976,224 $211,662,704
18 Roland Emmerich 14 $1,186,369,669 $84,740,691
19 Andrew Adamson 6 $1,149,973,070 $191,662,178
20 Brett Ratner 14 $1,141,085,161 $81,506,083
21 Shawn Levy 11 $1,129,776,862 $102,706,987
22 Joss Whedon 4 $1,111,950,200 $277,987,550
23 M. Night Shyamalan 11 $1,095,001,571 $99,545,597
24 Jay Roach 11 $1,094,818,589 $99,528,963
25 Dennis Dugan 14 $1,093,541,169 $78,110,084
26 Tony Scott 16 $1,086,229,346 $67,889,334
27 Ivan Reitman 15 $1,083,902,564 $72,260,171
28 Richard Donner 17 $1,068,100,773 $62,829,457
29 Barry Sonnenfeld 13 $1,053,775,177 $81,059,629
30 John Lasseter 8 $1,050,893,258 $131,361,657
31 Steven Soderbergh 26 $1,036,679,514 $39,872,289
32 Martin Scorsese 28 $1,024,523,759 $36,590,134
33 Todd Phillips 9 $994,214,326 $110,468,258
34 Bryan Singer 9 $986,667,554 $109,629,728
35 Garry Marshall 18 $982,099,632 $54,561,091
36 Jon Favreau 7 $963,841,084 $137,691,583
37 Joel Schumacher 24 $958,849,053 $39,952,044
38 Pierre Coffin 3 $955,625,140 $318,541,713
39 Jon Turteltaub 11 $902,462,786 $82,042,071
40 Tom Shadyac 7 $889,840,321 $127,120,046
41 Rob Minkoff 7 $866,936,215 $123,848,031
42 David Fincher 12 $860,857,805 $71,738,150
43 Conrad Vernon 4 $851,214,044 $212,803,511
44 Chris Renaud 4 $833,609,870 $208,402,468
45 Sam Mendes 7 $833,007,948 $119,001,135
46 Sydney Pollack 17 $811,320,000 $47,724,706
47 Joe Johnston 9 $808,239,893 $89,804,433
48 Peter Segal 9 $803,649,239 $89,294,360
49 Barry Levinson 23 $800,489,643 $34,803,898
50 Carlos Saldanha 7 $795,262,582 $113,608,940