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Top-Grossing Composers at the Domestic Box Office BETA

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See also: Top Composers at the Worldwide Box Office

Notes

  1. Since we are still actively researching technical roles, we consider this chart to be in beta mode. The table includes data for movies in The Numbers database. While we make every effort to collect all available data, there are inevitably omissions and errors. Please help us by sending corrections to corrections@the-numbers.com.
  2. The figures represent the total amount of domestic (US+Canada) revenue generated by all the movies a person has contributed to as a Composer over their careers. This chart is not adjusted for inflation.
  Name Movies Total Box Office Average
1 Hans Zimmer 96 $10,877,501,587 $113,307,308
2 John Williams 74 $10,135,821,802 $136,970,565
3 James Newton Howard 112 $8,156,939,557 $72,829,817
4 Danny Elfman 89 $7,393,944,401 $83,078,027
5 Alan Silvestri 90 $6,748,521,796 $74,983,576
6 James Horner 102 $6,231,122,071 $61,089,432
7 John Debney 87 $5,207,646,698 $59,858,008
8 John Powell 50 $5,177,483,984 $103,549,680
9 Michael Giacchino 34 $4,929,797,241 $144,994,037
10 Howard Shore 61 $4,314,436,033 $70,728,460
11 Christophe Beck 66 $4,224,172,214 $64,002,609
12 Thomas Newman 74 $4,221,491,357 $57,047,181
13 Jerry Goldsmith 104 $3,847,385,052 $36,994,087
14 Harry Gregson-Williams 46 $3,785,017,454 $82,282,988
15 Brian Tyler 48 $3,402,958,880 $70,894,977
16 David Newman 74 $3,198,171,252 $43,218,530
17 Alexandre Desplat 44 $2,979,901,348 $67,725,031
18 Carter Burwell 82 $2,920,468,483 $35,615,469
19 Marco Beltrami 57 $2,891,917,131 $50,735,388
20 Randy Newman 24 $2,883,873,121 $120,161,380
21 Henry Jackman 27 $2,681,067,410 $99,298,793
22 Mark Mothersbaugh 65 $2,554,480,779 $39,299,704
23 Trevor Rabin 38 $2,373,742,221 $62,466,901
24 Theodore Shapiro 51 $2,340,526,654 $45,892,679
25 Steve Jablonsky 24 $2,272,874,589 $94,703,108
26 Mark Isham 91 $2,228,617,237 $24,490,299
27 Michael Kamen 52 $2,103,070,280 $40,443,659
28 Rupert Gregson-Williams 25 $2,102,835,508 $84,113,420
29 John Ottman 31 $1,924,174,408 $62,070,142
30 Graeme Revell 72 $1,912,306,849 $26,559,817
31 David Arnold 23 $1,880,928,017 $81,779,479
32 Christopher Young 66 $1,871,936,126 $28,362,669
33 Patrick Doyle 43 $1,816,035,616 $42,233,386
34 Aaron Zigman 48 $1,808,662,559 $37,680,470
35 Heitor Pereira 23 $1,732,933,840 $75,344,950
36 Tyler Bates 36 $1,699,919,783 $47,219,994
37 Mark Mancina 27 $1,685,786,858 $62,436,550
38 Christopher Lennertz 25 $1,652,132,717 $66,085,309
39 Alan Menken 8 $1,492,048,995 $186,506,124
40 Teddy Castellucci 19 $1,429,708,472 $75,247,814
41 Rolfe Kent 38 $1,407,413,093 $37,037,187
42 George S. Clinton 45 $1,352,642,392 $30,058,720
43 Lalo Schifrin 39 $1,260,522,853 $32,321,099
44 George Fenton 55 $1,105,177,265 $20,094,132
45 Ramin Djawadi 16 $1,061,994,538 $66,374,659
46 Craig Armstrong 26 $1,013,969,391 $38,998,823
47 Mychael Danna 39 $981,963,497 $25,178,551
48 Basil Poledouris 44 $975,938,586 $22,180,422
49 Marc Shaiman 14 $911,217,625 $65,086,973
50 Lorne Balfe 21 $841,076,805 $40,051,276