Hollywood History: Directors–Highest Career Film Grosses–What You Need to Know

The film directors with the highest career film grosses (not adjusted for inflation.)

Highest-grossing directors worldwide

Rank, Name, Total box office, Number of films, Average gross,  Highest-grossing film

1 Spielberg: $10,623,589,651, 37 films, average gross $287,124,045

highest grossing film Jurassic Park ($1.034 billion)

2 Russo brothers $6,842,882,738, 7 features, $977,554,677

Avengers: Endgame ($2.798 billion)

3 Peter Jackson $6,536,773,156, 15, features, $435,784,877

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.142 billion)

4 Michael Bay $6,494,103,735, 16, $405,881,483

Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.124 billion)

5 David Yates $6,324,826,108 9 $702,758,456

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2 ($1.342 billion)

6 James Cameron $6,291,648,202, 10, $449,403,443

Avatar ($2.847 billion)

7 Christopher Nolan $4,957,858,923, 11, $450,714,447,

The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion)

8 J. J. Abrams $4,649,045,992 6 $774,840,999

Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion)

9 Tim Burton $4,413,606,915 19 $232,295,101

Alice in Wonderland ($1.025 billion)

10 Ridley Scott $4,367,810,031, 31, $140,897,098

The Martian ($630 million)