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Top 10 Highest Grossing Directors of All Time

August 21, 2016
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We have already looked at the actors who have the highest box-office numbers. Today, we’ll rank the directors by their box-office collections. Most of the names in the list aren’t surprising, though we were surprised by the fact that someone as relatively obscure as Chris Columbus and David Yates–both managed to get in due to Harry Porter movies–made the list. In any case, here’s the full list with their respective total world wide box office collections and their three highest earning movies.

10. Tim Burton

Tim_BurtonTotal Worldwide Box Office: $3, 653 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Alice in Wonderland
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
3. Batman

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9. Gore Verbinski

gore-verbinskiTotal Worldwide Box Office: $3,728.7 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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8. Chris Columbus

Chris ColumbusTotal Worldwide Box Office: $4,060.3 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Home Alone

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7. Robert Zemeckis

Robert_ZemeckisTotal Worldwide Box Office: $4,124.1 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Forrest Gump
2. Cast Away
3. Back to the Future

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6. Christopher Nolan

Christopher_NolanTotal Worldwide Box Office: $4,222 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Inception

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5. David Yates

david-yatesTotal Worldwide Box Office: $4,523.6 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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4. Michael Bay

MICHAEL-BAYTotal Worldwide Box Office: $5,845.1 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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3. James Cameron

James-CameronTotal Worldwide Box Office: $6,138.9 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Avatar
2. Titanic
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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2. Peter Jackson

peter-jacksonTotal Worldwide Box Office: $6,520.7 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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1. Steven Spielberg

STEVEN-SPIELBERGTotal Worldwide Box Office: $9,318.7 million

Highest Worldwide Grossers:
1. Jurassic Park
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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