Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was always in a class of his own, but now it’s official – Spielberg has become the first director in film history whose movies have topped the $10 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
The Wrap reports that with the success of “Ready Player One,” which has earned more than $475.1 million worldwide since its release, Spielberg is now the only director in the history of film to ever gross more than $10 billion at the worldwide box office.
It also gives the director a clear lead over the runner-up, Peter Jackson, whose combined films have grossed $6.5 billion. Even more impressive – this list is restricted to directing efforts only, not the countless works Spielberg has produced in his time, and does not account for inflation.
Spielberg’s all-time top performers are “Jurassic Park,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial”. Also this week a clip of the first race from “Ready Player One” has also been released online in full and can be seen below.