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

This statistic shows the highest-grossing directors of all time as of July 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. Newcomers to the top 20 directors in July 2019 were brothers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, who moved from 19th and 20th in the ranking in March 2019 to third and fourth place after the success of 'Avengers: Endgame'.

Highest grossing directors of all time in the United States as of July 2019, by domestic box office results

Box office gross in million U.S. dollars
Steven Spielberg4,672.2
Michael Bay2,326.5
Anthony Russo2,264.5
Joe Russo2,264.5
Peter Jackson2,152.7
Ron Howard2,111.6
Robert Zemeckis2,104.3
Christopher Nolan2,006.7
James Cameron1,976
Clint Eastwood1,956.1
Tim Burton1,955.4
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
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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of July 2, 2019

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