Steven Spielberg BOX OFFICE RECORD

Steven Spielberg BOX OFFICE RECORD

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 17th April 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Steven Spielberg, one of the pioneers of the New Hollywood era, has hit 11 figures at the box office across his career.

He is the first director in history to achieve this feat and is ahead by some way, with numbers two, three and four on the list of highest-grossing directors – Peter Jackson, Michael Bay and James Cameron – currently all on $6 billion.

Ready Player One pushed Spielberg over the $10 billion mark to $10.009 billion (£6,99,05,50,000), according to Box Office Mojo. It has taken $114 million thus far, making it only his seventeenth most successful film to date, with the Spielberg movies with the biggest lifetime gross being E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

A two-time Best Director Oscar-winner, Spielberg has an estimated net worth, according to Forbes, of $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

His highest grossing films:

  1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Adjusted box office: $1,261,085,000
  2. Jaws (1975) Adjusted box office: $1,138,620,700
  3. Jurassic Park (1993) Adjusted box office: $817,186,200
  4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Adjusted box office: $787,003,100
  5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Adjusted box office: $497,146,300
  6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Adjusted box office: $475,906,700
  7. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Adjusted box office: $443,699,500
  8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Adjusted box office: $439,312,600
  9. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Adjusted box office: $406,691,500
  10. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Adjusted Box Office: $392,622,400

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a Steven Spielberg film

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

We are in the stickiest situation since sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun – Rowan Atkinson

LOVE IS…

Love is…someone to have a laugh with

TRACK OF THE DAY

Let It Ne Me – The Everly Brothers

Highest Chart Position: No. 13 17th March 1960