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Highest Grossing Movie Directors Of All Time

Directing a movie is not an easy job, directing a good movie is an even harder job, and directing a good movie that brings in billions of dollars is a feat only achieved by the incredibly creative, skilled and talented.

Every year, thousands of movies are released but only a few get to enjoy box office success, which explains how difficult it is. However, a few directors have perfected the art of making movies that are sure to be box office hits on a consistent basis. Their skill and imagination have created movies that everyone just wants to watch, whether they be sify, super hero or good old drama.

Here top 20 highest grossing directors ever.

1. Steven Spielberg

A Perfect Case of Foreshadowing: Jurassic Park - CineNation - Medium

Total gross – $10,548,456,861

Highest grossing filmJurassic Park ($1.030 billion)

2. Russo brothers

Avengers: Endgame” Fat Thor Gets an Official Name From Marvel

Total gross – $6,844,248,566

Highest grossing filmAvengers: Endgame ($2.795 billion)

3. Peter Jackson

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Total gross – $6,546,042,615

Highest grossing film – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.120 billion)

4. Michael Bay

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Plugged In

Total gross- $6,443,668,117

Highest grossing filmTransformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.123 billion)

5. James Cameron

Is Avatar Better Than We Remember?

Total gross -$6,235,731,293

Highest grossing film Avatar ($2.789 billion)

6. David Yates

Second 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' trailer ...

Total gross – $5,983,939,913

Highest grossing film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($1.341 billion)

7. Christopher Nolan

50 Motivational Batman Quotes from the Famous Dark Knight (2019)

Total gross – $4,704,255,828

Highest grossing film The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion)

8. J. J. Abrams

As The Rise of Skywalker hits, does The Force Awakens still hold ...

Total gross -$4,625,988,452

Highest grossing film Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068 billion)

9. Tim Burton

Quiz: Which Burton Alice Character Are You? | Oh My Disney

Total gross -$4,412,653,899

Highest grossing film Alice in Wonderland ($1.025 billion)

10. Jon Favreau

Lion King 2019: what's better and worse about the Disney remake - Vox

Total gross – $4,333,849,545

Highest grossing filmThe Lion King ($1.656 billion)

11. Robert Zemeckis

Movie Review: 'Forrest Gump' Is Dark and Cynical, Not Heartwarming ...

Total gross – $4,329,877,462

Highest grossing film Forrest Gump ($679.8 million)

12. Ron Howard

Film - The Da Vinci Code - Into Film

Total gross – $4,300,016,511

Highest grossing film The Da Vinci Code ($767.8 million)

13. Ridley Scott

The Martian' is a Cinematic Triumph - Follow Mark Watney's Trail ...

Total gross – $4,207,154,043

Highest grossing film The Martian ($630.1 million)

14. Chris Columbus

Harry Potter: 10 Differences Between The Philosopher's Stone Book ...

Total gross – $4,093,167,888

Highest grossing filmHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ($978.0 million)

15. Roland Emmerich

Independence Day Review | Movie - Empire

Total gross – $3,953,600,182

Highest grossing film Independence Day ($807.4 million)

16. Bryan Singer

Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek defends Queen biopic not telling the ...

Total gross – $3,733,688,114

Highest grossing film Bohemian Rhapsody ($903.6 million)

17. Pierre Coffin

Film Review: Minions | Consequence of Sound

Total gross – $3,713,742,291

Highest grossing film Minions ($1.159 billion)

18. Gore Verbinski

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Total gross – $3,684,949,039

Highest grossing film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.066 billion)

19. James Wan

Furious 9 needs to let Paul Walker's Brian O'Connor rest in peace ...

Total gross – $3,660,552,105

Highest grossing film Furious 7 ($1.515 billion)

20. George Lucas

Star Wars' Box Office: 'Phantom Menace' Remains One Of The ...

Total gross – $3,448,142,176

Highest grossing film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ($1.027 billion)

Written by Emeka Nweze

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