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Live Poll: Favorite Top Box Office Grossing Female Director?

As of 01 December 2018, these female and trans female movie directors are among the highest career earners in all-time domestic box office. All rank among the Box Office Mojo's Top 500 Directors with more than $75m in domestic box office ticket sales each.

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

See the partial list of the top female domestic box office cumulative total directors here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047702497/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HUUJ87EbitE/

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Sofia Coppola

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Coppola (Even though you've got two votes for Coppola here, I bet there will be two, or maybe even three, such as Bigelow, above her in the actual poll.)

I don't think you need "any trans female;" "female" is inclusive. If you keep it though, I'd suggest changing it to "transgender female" or "transgendered female." 

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Kathryn Bigelow

P.S. Wouldn't it be better to consider the Wachowskis as one option?

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Anna Boden's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Captain Marvel $200m plus
#323 Box Office Mojo Totals
$200m plus
added #27 15 March 2019 (new entry)


Phyllida Lloyd's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Mamma Mia! $144.1m
#NR est. 355 Box Office Mojo Totals
$174.2m
added #28 15 March 2019 (not listed on boxofficemojo database)

Honorable Mentions
 
Callie Khouri's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Ya-Ya Sisterhood $69.6m
#476 Box Office Mojo Totals



Julie Anne Robinson's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: The Last Song $63.0m
#477 Box Office Mojo Totals


Potential 2019 $100m Female Directors (new)
Director: Marielle Heller |
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm1716636&ref_=filmo_ref_typ&so...
Director: Greta Gerwig
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm1950086&ref_=filmo_ref_job_typ&am...
Director: Andrea Berloff |
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm0075696&ref_=filmo_ref_job_typ&am...

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Favorite Top Box Office Grossing Female Director Watchlist

All rank among the Box Office Mojo's Top 600 Directors with about $50m or more in domestic box office ticket sales each (as of 15 August 2019).

#1-501
478 Callie Khouri $90.3 2 $45.1 Ya-Ya Sisterhood $69.6
(non-active theatrical movie  director bumped from poll for rising star)
479 Julie Anne Robinson $89.4 2 $44.7 The Last Song $63.0
(non-active theatrical movie director bumped from poll for rising star)

#502-600
509 Valerie Faris $75.1 3 $25.0 Little Miss Sunshine $59.9 no upcoming movies listed
543 Kay Cannon $60.3 1 $60.3 Blockers $60.3 Cinderella (announced)
554 Gillian Armstrong $57.9 6 $9.7 Little Women (1994) $50.1 no upcoming movies listed
556 Kimberly Peirce $57.7 3 $19.2 Carrie $35.3 This Is Jane (pre-production)
558 Jane Campion $56.8 7 $8.1 The Piano $40.2 The Power of the Dog (pre-production)
568 Julie Taymor $52.8 4 $13.2 Frida $25.9 The Glorias (post-production)
579 Greta Gerwig $49.0 2 $24.5 Lady Bird $49.0 Little Women (post-production)
580 Abby Kohn $48.8 1 $48.8 I Feel Pretty $48.8 Fantasy Camp (pre-production)
585 Sarah Smith (II) $46.5 1 $46.5 Arthur Christmas $46.5 no upcoming movies listed
587 Karyn Kusama $45.4 5 $9.1 Aeon Flux $25.9 588 no upcoming movies listed
590 Elizabeth Allen (II) Rosenbaum $44.8 2 $22.4 Ramona and Beezus $26.2 no upcoming movies
596 Diane Keaton $44.0 2 $22.0 Hanging Up $36.1 no upcoming movies listed
597 Shana Feste $43.8 3 $14.6 Endless Love $23.4 Run Sweetheart Run (post-production)

RISING FEMALE DIRECTORS NOT TRACKED ON MOJO's DIRECTOR DATABASE
425 Trish Sie $119.8 2 $59.9 Pitch Perfect 3 $104.9 no upcoming movies listed
*previously not tracked on boxoofficemojo.com

#745 est.NR Marielle Heller A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (post-production)
2019 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (post-production)
2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me?  $8.8M
2015 The Diary of a Teenage Girl $1.5M

#755 est.NR
NR Andrea Berloff no upcoming movies listed
2019 The Kitchen $8.8M+ (just released)

OTHER NOTABLE MOVERS
Future Most Likely Rank Mover Greta Gerwig
(previously ranked near #750 on 29 November 2018)
#579 Greta Gerwig $49.0 2 $24.5 Lady Bird $49.0
(est. #390) 25 December 2019 Little Women (post-production) starring Florence Pugh , Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk , Tracy Letts, Chris Cooper among others
(est. #275) 08 May 2020 Barbie (announced) starring Margot Robbie

Current Biggest Rank Mover: Anna Boden no upcoming movies listed
(previously ranked near #760 on 29 November 2018)
#176 Anna Boden $434.4 4 $108.6 Captain Marvel $426.8

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claims top 500 director spot
Greta Gerwig's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Little Women (2019) $ Running Totals
Inside #500 Box Office Mojo Totals
 


claims the top female director spot w/her second film
Jennifer Lee's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Frozen 2 $ Running Totals
Box Office Mojo Totals
1. Frozen (I) (2013) $400,738,009
2. Frozen II (2019) $435,173,786+ (through 01/01/2020)
first female director of a feature film that earned more than $1 billion in gross box office revenue (a feat she has now accomplished twice now)

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As 15 March 2019, these female directors were ranked #491, #499 and #501 in career domestic box receipts among all directors. They either fell out of the or were on the cusp on falling out of the Top 500 Domestic Box Office Directors by the end of year with no movie releases in 2019. All have upcoming projects that would them to reclaim a Top 500 spot depending on its success domestically.


Mira Nair's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Vanity Fair $16.1m
#491
Box Office Mojo Totals

upcoming films The Bengali Detective Drama | Announced


 Mary Lambert's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Pet Sematary $57.5m
#499
Box Office Mojo Totals

upcoming films Rolling in the Deep | Announced and  Darlene  | Comedy, Thriller | Announced


Gina Prince-Bythewood's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: The Secret Life of Bees $37.8m
#501
Box Office Mojo Totals

upcoming films The Old Guard | Action, Fantasy | Post-production (possible Netflix) Stars: Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and An Untamed State | Drama | Announced  Star: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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urbanemoviesDan Dassow FYI: Description of the Jennifer Yuh Nelson's option is identical to that of Jennifer Lee

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The Wachowski siblings are neither "female" nor "trans female" as shown on this page because no such individual as a "trans female" exists. A "transwoman"  is biologically male and a "transgender female" would be a "transman" that is a biological female who has transitioned to live as a man in a social context.

Intersex people are not part of the "trans~" equation because they have a physical birth condition not a psychiatric condition refering to gender dysphoria (I mentioned this incase either of the Wachowskis had been intersex and merely decided to live as the actual biological sex).

The word female refers to biological sex not gender which only applies to "feminine" or "masculine" cultural aspects like clothing and stereotypical social roles.  That's why transgender people have "gender reassignment" not "sex changes" because their DNA doesn't change, they simply create an external appearance of the physical sexual characteristics of the opposite sex (humans like many animals are sexually dimorphic) but these individuals remain the same internally and genetically so it would be better if you change to women and transwomen because not all females are women and not all women are female. But all females have two X chromosomes whilst all transwomen have at least one Y chromosome like other males.

The person who commented that the word female is inclusive of transwomen is incorrect and should consult a basic dictionary.

If changed to women and transwomen, I would vote for the Wachowskis since I've never watched any of the films by the women listed and have no interest in watching either since I don't like the genres. I liked the first Matrix film and that's it for the people listed.