Steven Spielberg's $10 Billion Box Office Take a First

Steven Spielberg's $10 Billion Box Office Take a First

"Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" racked up $786.6M, despite an extremely poor reception in critical terms, while "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" made $717M all told. He has won the most number of Academy Awards in the Best Director category and has the most number of films which was won Best Picture at the Oscars.

Often hailed as the most commercially successful filmmaker, the visionary's body of work - which includes Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones - has now collectively crossed $10 billion at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo, making Spielberg the first director to do so. This comes after his film Ready Player One earned $114.9 million in the US and $475.1 million worldwide.

Directors Michael Bay and Peter Jackson are next on the list with their movies reaching $6.5 billion globally each.

For example, the current top 100 all-time top grossing movies starts at $709M worldwide, per Box Office Mojo. "His peers, such as Peter Jackson ($6.5 billion over six Middle Earth movies and three other flicks), Michael Bay ($6.45b over 13 movies), James Cameron ($6.1b over nine movies, with $4.9b coming from Avatar and Titanic alone), David Yates ($5.3b over six J.K. Rowling flicks plus Legend of Tarzan), got their hauls nearly entirely from a given franchise".