Steven Spielberg becomes 1st director to gross $10b at global BO

Washington: Three-time Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has created history by becoming the first director whose films have globally taken in over $10 billion.

E! Online quoted Box Office Mojo that with a global total of $475.1 million, his latest film ‘Ready Player One’ has helped the 71-year-old achieve this milestone.

‘The Lord of the Rings’ filmmaker, Peter Jackson, and ‘Transformers’ Michael Bay are the next two highest grossing directors.

On the work front, Spielberg, whose next two movies are the fifth installment of the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise and ‘West Side Story’, is jumping into the world of DC Comics as he is all set to produce the adaptation of ‘Blackhawk.’

“It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring ‘Ready Player One’ to the screen,” Spielberg said in a statement, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

“They bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre. I am excited to reunite with them on ‘Blackhawk’,” he said.