Steven Spielberg Is The First Director To Gross $10 Billion At The Box Office


Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” has officially made him the first director whose films have globally taken in over $10 billion, according to Box Office Mojo. And that worldwide gross total, approximately $10.01 billion, doesn’t even account for inflation.

Title Worldwide gross in $ millions Year
Jurassic Park $983.8 1993
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $786.6 2008
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial $717.0 1982
The Lost World: Jurassic Park $618.6 1997
War of the Worlds $591.7 2005
Saving Private Ryan $481.8 1998
Ready Player One $475.1 2018
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $474.2 1989
Jaws $470.7 1975
The Adventures of Tintin $374.0 2011
Minority Report $358.4 2002
Raiders of the Lost Ark $354.0 1981
Catch Me If You Can $352.1 2002
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom $333.1 1984
Schindler’s List $321.3 1993
Hook $300.9 1991
Close Encounters of the Third Kind $288.1 1977
Lincoln $275.3 2012
A.I. Artificial Intelligence $235.9 2001
The Terminal $219.4 2004
The BFG $183.3 2016
War Horse $177.6 2011
The Post $174.4 2017
Bridge of Spies $165.5 2015
Munich $130.4 2005
1941 $92.5 1979
Always $74.1 1989

After Spielberg, the next two highest grossing directors are Michael Bay and Peter Jackson, whose films have both grossed about $6.5 billion globally, also not adjusting for inflation.

If you add in films that Spielberg produced and the unadjusted worldwide figure reaches a mind-blowing $17.2 billion.

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