Most successful UK film directors ranked by box office revenue worldwide 2001-2018

This statistic displays the top UK film directors ranked by revenue of their films at the global box office from 2001 to 2018. David Yates was the most commercially successful British director in recent years, thanks to his six Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, with box office takings of more than 5.6 billion U.S. dollars.

Leading UK film directors ranked by box office gross of their films worldwide from 2001 to 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

Name (number of films)Box office gross in billion U.S. dollars
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Release date

July 2019


Worldwide, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Includes only revenue from films that ranked within the top 200 grossing films at the global box office.

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