Published On: Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

Steven Spielberg Is the First Director to Gross Over $10 Billion at the Box Office

Steven Spielberg is the first director whose films have worldwide taken in over $10 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.

Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” has taken $114 million thus far, making it only his seventeenth most successful film to date. The two-time Oscar-winner for best director biggest movies gross being E.T. and “Jaws” taking in $1.3 billion and $1.2 billion respectively. Jurassic Park, has made nearly a billion worldwide.

Add in films that Spielberg produced and the figure reaches $17.2 billion.

According to Forbes, Spielberg has an estimated net worth $3.6 billion.

 

List of highest-grossing directors by total worldwide box office:

1 Steven Spielberg – $10.009 billion

2 Peter Jackson – $6.520 billion

3 Michael Bay – $6.414 billion

4 James Cameron – $6.138 billion

5 David Yates – $5.346 billion

6 Christopher Nolan – $4.749 billion

7 Robert Zemeckis – $4.243 billion

8 Tim Burton – $4.075 billion

9 Chris Columbus – $4.060 billion

10 Ridley Scott – $3.923 billion

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