List of highest-grossing directors

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The following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing film directors. The list is not adjusted for inflation.[1]

Worldwide[edit]

  Background shading indicates directors whose films are currently playing in theaters.
Highest-grossing directors worldwide[2]
Rank Name Highest-grossing film Total worldwide box office
1 Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park ($1.029 billion)[3] $10.542 billion
2 Joe Russo Avengers: Endgame ($2.742 billion)[4] $6.747 billion
Anthony Russo
4 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.119 billion)[5] $6.574 billion
5 Michael Bay Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.125 billion)[6] $6.444 billion
6 James Cameron Avatar ($2.788 billion)[7] $6.222 billion
7 David Yates Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.342 billion)[8] $6.000 billion
8 Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085 billion)[9] $4.760 billion
9 Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) ($1.025 billion)[10] $4.441 billion
10 Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump ($677.4 million)[11] $4.329 billion

North America[edit]

  Background shading indicates directors whose films are currently playing in theaters.
Highest-grossing directors in Canada and the United States[12]
Rank Name Highest-grossing film Total domestic box office
1 Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park ($402.5 million)[13] $4.535 billion
2 Michael Bay Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($402.3 million)[14] $2.326 billion
3 Joe Russo Avengers: Endgame ($815.5 million)[15] $2.238 billion
Anthony Russo
5 Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($377.8 million)[16] $2.152 billion
6 Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump ($330.3 million)[11] $2.102 billion
7 Ron Howard How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($260 million)[17] $2.100 billion
8 Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight ($535.2 million)[18] $2.004 billion
9 James Cameron Avatar ($760.5 million)[19] $1.973 billion
10 Clint Eastwood American Sniper ($350.1 million)[20] $1.959 billion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highest-grossing directors". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
  2. ^ "Top Grossing Director at the Worldwide Box Office". Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2019-01-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Avengers: Endgame (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Box Office Mojo - Movie Index, A-Z". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  9. ^ "The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. ^ https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=aliceinwonderland10.htm
  11. ^ a b "Forrest Gump (1994) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Top Grossing Director at the Domestic Box Office". The-numbers.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Jurassic Park (1993) - Release Summary - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  16. ^ "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - Release Summary - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  17. ^ "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  18. ^ "The Dark Knight (2008) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Avatar (2009) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  20. ^ "American Sniper (2014) - Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.