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Can you name the highest grossing movies by first-time directors?

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Domestic Box OfficeMovieDirector, Year
$363,070,709Tim Miller, 2016
$241,410,378Robert Stromberg, 2014
$218,815,487Seth MacFarlane, 2012
$188,755,690*Randal Kleiser, 1978
$184,296,230Elizabeth Banks, 2015
$184,208,848Kevin Costner, 1990
$176,040,665Jordan Peele, 2017
$174,803,506Peter Faiman, 1986
$172,062,763Joseph Kosinski, 2010
$170,687,518Rob Marshall, 2002
$164,616,443Michael Gracey, 2017
$155,332,381Rupert Sanders, 2012
$152,647,258Michael Patrick King, 2008
$144,833,357John Pasquin, 1994
$144,130,063Phyllida Lloyd, 2008
$140,539,099Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
$139,236,327Michael Lembeck, 2002
$134,029,801J.J. Abrams, 2006
$130,724,172Joe Johnston, 1989
$130,096,601Sam Mendes, 1999
$127,175,374The Farrelly Brothers, 1994
$126,737,428Hal Needham, 1977
Domestic Box OfficeMovieDirector, Year
$125,305,545McG, 2000
$125,014,030Michael Sucsy, 2012
$121,248,145Jan de Bont, 1994
$119,436,770Hoyt Yeatman, 2009
$118,594,548Josh Gordon & Will Speck, 2007
$116,934,650Clark Johnson, 2003
$115,646,235Neill Blomkamp, 2009
$114,326,736Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2004
$113,502,426Barry Sonnenfeld, 1991
$109,449,237Judd Apatow, 2005
$109,306,210John Cornell, 1988
$109,204,945Peter Billingsley, 2009
$108,423,489James L. Brooks, 1983
$107,918,810Oren Peli, 2009
$102,561,004Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, 1999
$102,427,862Wes Ball, 2014
$101,704,370Eric Brevig, 2008
$101,470,202Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, 2013
$101,149,285Bo Welch, 2003
$101,117,573Simon West, 1997
$100,328,194Brad Silberling, 1995

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