The legendary filmmaker is unrivalled, and has the receipts to prove it.
Steven Spielberg's cinematic career has been ripe with success and accolades, as only two of his feature films grossed under $100 million at the worldwide box office. The filmmaker's vast and diverse oeuvre includes Academy Award fare such as Schindler's List, alongside the iconic Indiana Jones series. Spielberg's latest, Ready Player One, has so-far earned an impressive $475 million globally, which has now helped propel the director into a league of his own.
Spielberg's total box office cume now stands at a staggering $10 billion, with that figure expected to grow with any new directorial effort the singular talent may have up his sleeves. Forbes notes how "Spielberg's lifetime total is way above any of his competitors. 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 almost entirely from a given franchise."
With a bevy of unforgettable films, coupled alongside intense audience adoration, Spielberg resides over the cinematic pantheon as the medium's resident godhead.