The Top 10 Highest Earning Female Directors So Far

The Top 10 Highest Earning Female Directors So Far

 

While currently, the earnings of the top 10 female directors are nowhere near the earnings of their male counterparts, it is still a list that is both impressive and ever changing. Sure, females are not always given the top movies to direct, but they will often use their talent to make those smaller movies something extra special…


The Top 10 Highest Earning Female Directors So Far


 

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

10 – Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Estimated Earnings: £237 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3

Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman

9 – Brenda Chapman (Estimated Earnings: £260 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Brave, The Prince of Egypt

Anne Fletcher

Anne Fletcher

8 – Anne Fletcher (Estimated Earnings: £291 Million+)

Most Notable Movies: Hot Pursuit, The Guilt Trip, The Proposal, 27 Dresses, Step Up

Amy Heckerling

Amy Heckerling

7 – Amy Heckerling (Estimated Earnings: £296 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Vamps, Loser, A Night at the Roxbury, Clueless, Look Who’s Talking Too, Look Who’s Talking, European Vacation, Johnny Dangerously, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I Could Never Be Your Woman

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

6 – Jennifer Lee (Estimated Earnings: £308 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Frozen, Frozen2, Frozen Fever

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall

5 – Penny Marshall (Estimated Earnings: £314 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Riding in Cars with Boys, The Preacher’s Wife, Renaissance Man, A League of Their Own, Awakenings, Big, Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas

4 – Betty Thomas (Estimated Earnings: £387 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, John Tucker Must Die, I Spy, 28 Days, Doctor Dolittle, Private Parts, The Brady Bunch Movie

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

3 – Nora Ephron (Estimated Earnings: £397 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: Julie & Julia, Bewitched, Lucky Numbers, You’ve Got Mail, Michael, Mixed Nuts, Sleepless in Seattle, This Is My Life

Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers

2 – Nancy Meyers (Estimated Earnings: £482 Billion+)

Most Notable Movies: The Intern, It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, What Women Want, The Parent Trap

Lilly & Lana Wachowski

Lilly & Lana Wachowski

1 – Lilly & Lana Wachowski (Estimated Earnings: £714 Million+)

Most Notable Movies: Bound, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending

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