Top Ten – Highest Grossing Director Worldwide

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Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is one of the most iconic directors of Holywood and he is widely known from movies like Schindler’s List, E.T., Saving Private Ryan and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Born on December 18, 1946, he is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Holywood Era. His highest grossing film is Jurassic Park with $1.029 billion.

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is widely known from movies like King Kong, and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Born in New Zealand on 31 October 1961, his highest grossing movie was The Lord of The Rings: The return of the King with $1.119 billion.

Michael Bay

Michael Bay, born on February 17, 1965,  is widely known for Armageddon, Transformers movies, Pearl Harbor and The Rock. His highest grossing movie was Transformers: Dark of the Moon with $1.125 billion.

James Cameron

James Cameron born on August 16, 1954 in Canada. He is widely known for Titanic, Avatar, and Terminator 2. His highest grossing film was Avatar, with $2.788 billion.

David Yates

David Yates was born on 8 October 1963, widely known for directing Tarzan and the Harry Potter movies. In fact, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was his highest grossing film with $1.342 billion.

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan, born on July 30, 1970 is widely known for Interstellar, Dunkirk and Inception. His highest grossing film was The Dark Knight Rises with $1.085 billion.

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis, born on May 14, 1952, is widely known for Forest Gump, Contact and Back to the Future. His highest grossing film was Forest Gump with $677.4 million.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard was born on March 1, 1954. He is an academy award winning filmmaker known for Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon and a Beautiful Mind. His highest grossing film was The Da Vinci Code with $758.2 million.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott was born on 30 November 1937. He is widely known for The Martian, Bladerunner, and Gladiator. His highest grossing film was The Martian with $630.2 million.

 

Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus, born on September 10, 1958, is known for directing films like Home Alone, Stepmom, Pixels, and Harry Potter movies. His highest grossing film was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone with $975.1 million.

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