Highest grossing Hollywood directors of all time in the U.S. 2019

Highest grossing directors of all time in the United States as of March 2019, by domestic box office results (in million U.S. dollars)

Highest grossing Hollywood directors of all time in the U.S. 2019 This statistic shows the highest-grossing directors of all time, as of March 2019, ranked by their domestic box office results. Topping the list is Steven Spielberg, whose films have generated total gross revenue of over 4.67 billion U.S. dollars in the domestic box office. His biggest hit was the 1982 film E.T., which made over 435 million U.S. dollars domestically and almost 793 million U.S. dollars worldwide.
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Highest grossing directors of all time in the United States as of March 2019, by domestic box office results (in million U.S. dollars)

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Box office grosses in million U.S. dollars
Steven Spielberg4,672.2
Michael Bay2,326.5
Peter Jackson2,151.8
Ron Howard2,109.8
Robert Zemeckis2,104.3
Christopher Nolan2,006.7
James Cameron1,976
Clint Eastwood1,956
Tim Burton1,840.7
David Yates1,791.8
Chris Columbus1,750.8
George Lucas1,743.9
J.J. Abrams1,684.2
Ridley Scott1,661.1
Lee Unkrich1,541.3
Gore Verbinski1,529.4
Sam Raimi1,526.7
Francis Lawrence1,481.5
Anthony Russo1,422.6
Joe Russo1,422.6
Box office grosses in million U.S. dollars
Steven Spielberg4,672.2
Michael Bay2,326.5
Peter Jackson2,151.8
Ron Howard2,109.8
Robert Zemeckis2,104.3
Christopher Nolan2,006.7
James Cameron1,976
Clint Eastwood1,956
Tim Burton1,840.7
David Yates1,791.8
Chris Columbus1,750.8
George Lucas1,743.9
J.J. Abrams1,684.2
Ridley Scott1,661.1
Lee Unkrich1,541.3
Gore Verbinski1,529.4
Sam Raimi1,526.7
Francis Lawrence1,481.5
Anthony Russo1,422.6
Joe Russo1,422.6
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This statistic shows the highest-grossing directors of all time, as of March 2019, ranked by their domestic box office results. Topping the list is Steven Spielberg, whose films have generated total gross revenue of over 4.67 billion U.S. dollars in the domestic box office. His biggest hit was the 1982 film E.T., which made over 435 million U.S. dollars domestically and almost 793 million U.S. dollars worldwide.
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