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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 $10,843,244,408 $112,950,463
2 John Williams 73 $10,135,821,802 $138,846,874
3 James Newton Howard 111 $8,156,939,557 $73,485,942
4 Danny Elfman 89 $7,373,446,557 $82,847,714
5 Alan Silvestri 89 $6,748,521,796 $75,826,088
6 James Horner 102 $6,231,122,071 $61,089,432
7 John Debney 85 $5,207,646,698 $61,266,432
8 John Powell 49 $5,177,483,984 $105,662,938
9 Michael Giacchino 31 $4,927,769,577 $158,960,309
10 Howard Shore 61 $4,314,436,033 $70,728,460
11 Christophe Beck 65 $4,224,172,214 $64,987,265
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 $3,781,239,488 $82,200,858
15 Brian Tyler 47 $3,285,663,029 $69,907,724
16 David Newman 74 $3,198,171,252 $43,218,530
17 Alexandre Desplat 43 $2,979,901,348 $69,300,031
18 Carter Burwell 82 $2,920,468,143 $35,615,465
19 Marco Beltrami 57 $2,889,322,750 $50,689,873
20 Randy Newman 24 $2,813,595,970 $117,233,165
21 Henry Jackman 25 $2,677,282,495 $107,091,300
22 Mark Mothersbaugh 64 $2,553,574,678 $39,899,604
23 Trevor Rabin 38 $2,373,742,221 $62,466,901
24 Theodore Shapiro 51 $2,279,900,987 $44,703,941
25 Steve Jablonsky 24 $2,257,216,054 $94,050,669
26 Mark Isham 91 $2,220,238,735 $24,398,228
27 Michael Kamen 52 $2,103,070,280 $40,443,659
28 John Ottman 31 $1,924,174,408 $62,070,142
29 Graeme Revell 72 $1,912,306,849 $26,559,817
30 David Arnold 23 $1,880,928,017 $81,779,479
31 Christopher Young 66 $1,871,936,126 $28,362,669
32 Patrick Doyle 41 $1,815,978,946 $44,292,169
33 Rupert Gregson-Williams 25 $1,813,638,662 $72,545,546
34 Aaron Zigman 48 $1,807,858,265 $37,663,714
35 Heitor Pereira 23 $1,732,933,840 $75,344,950
36 Mark Mancina 27 $1,685,785,683 $62,436,507
37 Christopher Lennertz 25 $1,586,006,895 $63,440,276
38 Alan Menken 8 $1,461,598,260 $182,699,783
39 Teddy Castellucci 19 $1,429,708,472 $75,247,814
40 Rolfe Kent 37 $1,407,413,093 $38,038,192
41 George S. Clinton 45 $1,352,642,392 $30,058,720
42 Tyler Bates 36 $1,322,684,710 $36,741,242
43 Lalo Schifrin 39 $1,260,522,853 $32,321,099
44 George Fenton 55 $1,104,985,608 $20,090,647
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 13 $911,217,625 $70,093,663
50 Klaus Badelt 29 $839,991,022 $28,965,208