Highest grossing directors of all time in the United States as of September 2018, by domestic box office results (in million U.S. dollars)

Highest grossing Hollywood directors of all time in the U.S. 2018 This statistic shows the highest-grossing directors of all time, as of September 2018, ranked by their domestic box office results. Topping the list is Steven Spielberg, whose films have generated total gross revenue of over 4.66 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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Box office grosses in million U.S. dollars
Steven Spielberg4,670.4
Michael Bay2,326.5
Peter Jackson2,134.7
Ron Howard2,109.7
Robert Zemeckis2,092.8
Christopher Nolan2,006.6
James Cameron1,976.2
Clint Eastwood1,852.3
Tim Burton1,840.2
Chris Columbus1,750.3
George Lucas1,743.9
J.J. Abrams1,684.2
Ridley Scott1,661.1
David Yates1,631.6
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 Spielberg4,670.4
Michael Bay2,326.5
Peter Jackson2,134.7
Ron Howard2,109.7
Robert Zemeckis2,092.8
Christopher Nolan2,006.6
James Cameron1,976.2
Clint Eastwood1,852.3
Tim Burton1,840.2
Chris Columbus1,750.3
George Lucas1,743.9
J.J. Abrams1,684.2
Ridley Scott1,661.1
David Yates1,631.6
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 September 2018, ranked by their domestic box office results. Topping the list is Steven Spielberg, whose films have generated total gross revenue of over 4.66 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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September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
as of September 14, 2018

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