Guillermo Del Toro has never had a film gross 1/3 of $500 million worldwide.
Universal basically made Hellboy II as a show of faith in del Toro’s directing ability (which is prodigious), and they weren't exactly rewarded with untold riches.
There have been eighty $500m worldwide grossers in movie history.
Guillermo is less of a technician and more of an artist. But his audience is not big enough to hand him $150 million and the keys to the studio. Read more