Seven highest-grossing movies directed by women


Women have been contributing their fair share in the Hollywood industry for decades. From their excellent acting skills to directing and producing movies, women have left no department in the film business untouched.

Today, we thought of paying salute to all these beautiful women in Hollywood who have directed blockbuster hit movies and given us better than just a ‘time-pass movie’ Here is the list of top seven highest-grossing movies which have been directed by women – the list was originally published in The Wrap, an entertainment website.


It is a 3D animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The movie went on to break many records and winning prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards, one BAFTA Award and one Golden Globe Award.
Year of Release: 2013
Director: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Domestic Gross: $400.7 million


The animated fantasy-comedy movie loosely based on a fairy tale book published in 1990, written by William Steig. The story of the movie is about Shrek- an ogre who sets to save the princess named Fiona.
Year of Release: 2001
Director: Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Domestic Gross: $267.7 million

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

It is the second part of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ film series, a live-action comedy film series. The series revolves around three brothers, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who are singers but are still in school.
Year of Release: 2009
Director: Betty Thomas
Domestic Gross: $219.6 million


This romantic fantasy film is one of the most criticised movies in the Hollywood.  It is based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name. The movie depicts a love story between a vampire; the role was played by Robert Pattinson and an average human girl, played by Kristen Stewart.
Year of Release: 2008
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Domestic Gross
$192.8 million

Pitch Perfect 2

It is the second instalment of Pitch Perfect – an American comedy film. The movie is about an all-girls cappella singing group named ‘The Bellas’. It featured Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp and Rebe Wilson in the leading roles.     
Year of Release: 2015
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Domestic Gross: $183.8 million

What Women Want

The movie belongs from the romantic-comedy genre. Helen Hunt and Mel Gibson starred in the lead roles and made it a box office success. In the movie, Mel Gibson acquires telepathy abilities by accident and thus starts to understand what women really want.   
Year of Release: 2000
Director: Nancy Meyers
Domestic Gross: $182.8 million

Fifty Shades of Grey

The movie is based on a romantic novel written by E.L.James. Although the movie was criticised for its explicitness, it still did pretty well at the box office. The story is about a college graduate, played by Dakota Johnson and business magnate, played by Jamie Dornan.
Year of Release: 2015
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Domestic Gross: $166.1 million

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