Thanks to the global success of The Twilight Saga, Melissa Rosenberg has taken over the title of highest-grossing female screenwriter. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 continuing its blockbuster run in theaters around the world — $647.3 million in grosses and counting — Rosenberg has become the highest-grossing female screenwriter in Hollywood, with more than $2.56 billion in worldwide revenue.
In the last two weeks, the total grosses for movies Rosenberg has written surpassed those of Linda Woolverton, whose 20-year career had its biggest hit in 2010 with the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland adaptation.
What a great milestone for Melissa! The articles goes on to break down the numbers between Melissa and Linda, as well as projections for future films that may determine which woman takes the lead. You can read it all at The Hollywood Reporter.