Writers are commissioned to create a screenplay from an existing property (such as a novel) or draft a script from scratch. The screenplay maps out the plot, conjures up the characters, and gives them words to say and things to do. Studios will often hire a succession of writers to rework a screenplay before production begins. Writers in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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1Nick Vallelonga604111
Peter Farrelly604111
Brian Hayes Currie604111
2Anthony McCarten450110
3Josh Singer324220
4Liz Hannah269110
5Andrew Logan150110
Taylor Allen150110
6Jeff Wadlow133110
Christopher Roach133110
Michael Reisz133110
Jillian Jacobs133110
7Matthew Orton70110
8Tom Vaughan32110
Peter Spierig32110
Michael Spierig32110
9Dorothy Blyskal28110
10David Branson Smith20110
Jordan Kandell20110
Aaron Kandell20110
11Rob Lieber18210
Will Gluck18110
12Scott Rosenberg17110
Jeff Pinkner17110
Kelly Marcel17110
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