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Poll: Favorite Top Box Office Grossing Female Director?

As of 15 March 2019, these female and transgender female movie directors are among the highest all-time domestic box office career earners. All these women have cumulative lifetime box office totals between $80 million and $715 million and rank among Box Office Mojo's Top 501 Directors in domestic box office ticket sales.

Which of these select trail-blazing top box office grossing female directors is your personal favorite?

Discuss the topic here.

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    Lana Wachowski

    Lana Wachowski's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: The Matrix Reloaded $281.6m

    #84 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Lilly Wachowski

    Lilly Wachowski's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: The Matrix Reloaded $281.6m

    #84 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Nancy Meyers

    Nancy Meyers's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: What Women Want $182.8m

    #105 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Betty Thomas

    Betty Thomas's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 $219.6m

    #126 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Nora Ephron

    Nora Ephron's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Sleepless in Seattle $126.7m

    #138 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Patty Jenkins

    Patty Jenkins's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Wonder Woman $412.6m

    #168 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Vicky Jenson

    Vicky Jenson's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Shrek $267.7m

    #173 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Penny Marshall

    Penny Marshall's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Big $115.0m

    #187 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Jennifer Lee

    Jennifer Lee's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Frozen $400.7m

    #190 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Amy Heckerling

    Amy Heckerling's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Look Who's Talking $140.1m

    #198 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Anne Fletcher

    Anne Fletcher's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: The Proposal $164.0m

    #199 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Brenda Chapman

    Brenda Chapman's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Brave $237.3m

    #214 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Jennifer Yuh Nelson

    Jennifer Lee's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Kung Fu Panda 2 $165.2m

    #225 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Catherine Hardwicke

    Catherine Hardwicke's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Twilight $192.8m

    #233 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Penelope Spheeris

    Penelope Spheeris's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Wayne's World $121.7m

    #260 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Kathryn Bigelow

    Kathryn Bigelow's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Zero Dark Thirty $95.7m

    #290 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Mimi Leder

    Mimi Leder's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Deep Impact $140.5m

    #283 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Pitch Perfect 2 $184.3m

    #346 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Sam Taylor-Johnson

    Sam Taylor-Johnson's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Fifty Shades of Grey $166.2m

    #365 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: The Prince of Tides $74.8m

    #378 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: A Wrinkle in Time $100.5m

    #382 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Martha Coolidge

    Martha Coolidge's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Out to Sea $29.0m

    #404 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Angelina Jolie

    Angelina Jolie's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Unbroken $115.6m

    #426 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Niki Caro

    Niki Caro's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: McFarland, USA $44.5m

    #457 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Bridget Jones 2 $40.2m

    #462 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Sharon Maguire

    Sharon Maguire's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Bridget Jones's Diary $71.5m

    #464 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Anna Boden

    Anna Boden's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Captain Marvel $426.8m

    #176 Box Office Mojo Totals

    added 15 March 2019

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    Phyllida Lloyd

    Phyllida Lloyd's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Mamma Mia! $144.1m

    #NR est. 355 Box Office Mojo Totals $174.2m

    added 15 March 2019

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    Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Money Monster $41.0m

    #488 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Sofia Coppola

    Sofia Coppola's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Lost in Translation $44.6m

    #489 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Mira Nair

    Mira Nair's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Vanity Fair $16.1m

    #491 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Mary Lambert

    Mary Lambert's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Pet Sematary $57.5m

    #499 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Gina Prince-Bythewood

    Gina Prince-Bythewood's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: The Secret Life of Bees $37.8m

    #501 Box Office Mojo Totals

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    Trish Sie

    Trish Sie's Movie Directorial Resume

    Top Box Office Film: Pitch Perfect 3 $104.9m

    #425 Box Office Mojo Totals

    added 17 August 2019


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