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Top People in Technical Roles at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top International Technical Roles - Top Worldwide Technical Roles

This list shows the highest grossing technical roles of all people based on the domestic box office of the movies they worked on.

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.

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John Williams
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 76 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($620,181,382 in 2017), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($474,544,677 in 1999), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($460,998,007 in 1977), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial ($435,110,554 in 1982), Jurassic Park ($395,708,305 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($380,270,577 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($317,575,550 in 2001), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($317,101,119 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002)

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Hans Zimmer
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 99 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Dark Knight ($533,345,358 in 2008), The Dark Knight Rises ($448,139,099 in 2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($423,315,812 in 2006), The Lion King ($421,785,283 in 1994), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330,360,194 in 2016), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($309,420,425 in 2007), Inception ($292,576,195 in 2010), Man of Steel ($291,045,518 in 2013), Despicable Me ($251,513,985 in 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($241,063,875 in 2011)

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Black Panther ($699,905,389 in 2018), Avengers: Infinity War ($676,433,522 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($408,992,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349 in 2016), Spider-Man ($403,706,375 in 2002), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($389,813,101 in 2017), Spider-Man 2 ($373,524,485 in 2004), Deadpool ($363,070,709 in 2016), Spider-Man 3 ($336,530,303 in 2007)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 John Williams $11,167,803,259 74 $150,916,260 Composer
2 Hans Zimmer $11,161,600,924 96 $116,266,676 Composer
3 Stan Lee $10,454,470,161 45 $232,321,559 Executive Producer
4 Sarah Halley Finn $8,911,140,207 51 $174,728,239 Casting Director
5 James Newton Howard $8,232,566,913 112 $73,505,062 Composer
6 Dave Jordan $7,668,237,677 41 $187,030,187 Music Supervisor
7 Tom Johnson $7,566,750,450 51 $148,367,656 Re-recording Mixer
8 Danny Elfman $7,519,356,512 92 $81,732,136 Composer
9 Andy Nelson $7,393,683,402 64 $115,526,303 Re-recording Mixer
10 Alan Silvestri $7,354,713,700 88 $83,576,292 Composer
11 Christopher Boyes $7,322,714,567 42 $174,350,347 Re-recording Mixer
12 Bruce Berman $7,199,674,220 89 $80,895,216 Executive Producer
13 Louis D’Esposito $6,823,130,529 21 $324,910,978 Executive Producer
14 Jane Jenkins $6,810,868,761 114 $59,744,463 Casting Director
15 Kevin Feige $6,798,926,561 20 $339,946,328 Producer
16 Bob Weinstein $6,786,617,448 203 $33,431,613 Executive Producer
17 Janet Hirshenson $6,763,285,873 108 $62,623,017 Casting Director
18 Michael Semanick $6,711,331,223 49 $136,965,943 Re-recording Mixer
19 Harvey Weinstein $6,645,193,032 202 $32,896,995 Executive Producer
20 Michael Giacchino $6,541,692,302 35 $186,905,494 Composer
21 Christopher Boyes $6,467,011,706 36 $179,639,214 Sound Designer
22 John Lasseter $6,457,877,486 27 $239,180,648 Executive Producer
23 Kenneth Karman $6,180,346,671 102 $60,591,634 Music Editor
24 James Horner $6,175,300,015 99 $62,376,768 Composer
25 Stan Lee $5,583,933,412 18 $310,218,523 Story Creator
26 Steven Spielberg $5,568,616,620 45 $123,747,036 Executive Producer
27 Randy Thom $5,550,818,829 40 $138,770,471 Sound Designer
28 Victoria Alonso $5,526,898,770 14 $394,778,484 Executive Producer
29 Kathleen Kennedy $5,475,493,660 33 $165,924,050 Producer
30 John Powell $5,473,072,355 51 $107,315,144 Composer
31 John Debney $5,414,449,172 86 $62,958,711 Composer
32 Gary A. Rizzo $5,411,390,799 32 $169,105,962 Re-recording Mixer
33 Paul Massey $5,232,977,003 54 $96,906,982 Re-recording Mixer
34 Randall Wilkins $5,219,084,801 49 $106,511,935 Set Designer
35 Jamie Christopher $5,206,489,435 30 $173,549,648 Assistant Director
36 Steve Durkee $5,204,665,172 20 $260,233,259 Music Editor
37 Francine Maisler $5,150,899,358 77 $66,894,797 Casting Director
38 Michael Kahn $5,131,363,226 53 $96,818,174 Editor
39 Lora Hirschberg $5,099,574,588 37 $137,826,340 Re-recording Mixer
40 Debra Zane $5,011,000,656 39 $128,487,196 Casting Director
41 Gary Rydstrom $5,003,909,901 28 $178,711,068 Sound Designer
42 Kevin O'Connell $4,821,878,327 59 $81,726,751 Re-recording Mixer
43 Lee Gilmore $4,682,400,343 38 $123,221,062 Sound Effects Editor
44 John Papsidera $4,640,649,089 49 $94,707,124 Casting Director
45 Toby Emmerich $4,629,868,861 51 $90,781,742 Executive Producer
46 Steven Spielberg $4,533,846,204 32 $141,682,694 Director
47 Gary Summers $4,505,588,714 34 $132,517,315 Re-recording Mixer
48 Chris Jenkins $4,494,462,736 54 $83,230,791 Re-recording Mixer
49 Leslee Feldman $4,463,609,290 29 $153,917,562 Casting Director
50 Christophe Beck $4,428,982,359 67 $66,104,214 Composer
51 Easton Smith $4,421,390,104 30 $147,379,670 Set Designer
52 Ben Burtt $4,402,394,097 16 $275,149,631 Sound Designer
53 Kevin Reher $4,351,741,672 15 $290,116,111 Casting Director
54 Rick Carter $4,332,993,774 20 $216,649,689 Production Designer
55 Greg P. Russell $4,332,186,238 43 $100,748,517 Re-recording Mixer
56 Thomas Tull $4,323,174,874 26 $166,275,957 Executive Producer
57 Howard Shore $4,319,090,525 63 $68,556,992 Composer
58 Anna Behlmer $4,317,035,227 54 $79,945,097 Re-recording Mixer
59 Josh Gold $4,289,787,051 20 $214,489,353 Sound Effects Editor
60 Matthew Wood $4,277,420,230 14 $305,530,016 Supervising Sound Editor
61 Randy Thom $4,266,062,416 33 $129,274,619 Re-recording Mixer
62 Rick Kline $4,265,592,725 46 $92,730,277 Re-recording Mixer
63 Thomas Newman $4,253,256,284 76 $55,963,898 Composer
64 D.M. Hemphill $4,232,638,745 47 $90,056,144 Re-recording Mixer
65 Roger Guyett $4,226,789,938 22 $192,126,815 Visual Effects Supervisor
66 Igor Meglic $4,222,944,697 37 $114,133,640 Second Unit Camera
67 Frank A. Montano $4,143,100,404 46 $90,067,400 Re-recording Mixer
68 Dan Hegeman $4,138,763,942 68 $60,864,176 Sound Effects Editor
69 Richard Roberts $4,131,444,159 24 $172,143,507 Set Decorator
70 Josh McLaglen $4,098,643,451 39 $105,093,422 Assistant Director
71 Gregg Landaker $4,053,576,292 36 $112,599,341 Re-recording Mixer
72 Frank Marshall $4,019,994,689 32 $125,624,834 Producer
73 Mary Vernieu $3,965,418,261 86 $46,109,515 Casting Director
74 Jerry Bruckheimer $3,962,988,270 29 $136,654,768 Producer
75 Denise Chamian $3,924,021,701 44 $89,182,311 Casting Director
76 Chris Corbould $3,887,688,219 20 $194,384,411 Special Effects Supervisor
77 Ronna Kress $3,874,680,501 50 $77,493,610 Casting Director
78 Christopher Boyes $3,856,545,043 12 $321,378,754 Supervising Sound Editor
79 Jerry Goldsmith $3,847,385,052 102 $37,719,461 Composer
80 Gary Rydstrom $3,822,207,366 21 $182,009,875 Re-recording Mixer
81 Harry Gregson-Williams $3,796,666,701 49 $77,482,994 Composer
82 Ken Wannberg $3,787,765,924 26 $145,683,305 Music Editor
83 Scott Millan $3,718,416,440 43 $86,474,801 Re-recording Mixer
84 Natalie Lyon $3,709,771,210 13 $285,367,016 Casting Director
85 Shannon Mills $3,699,576,613 14 $264,255,472 Supervising Sound Editor
86 Jack Kirby $3,690,441,301 12 $307,536,775 Story Creator
87 Neil Corbould $3,637,496,938 25 $145,499,878 Special Effects Supervisor
88 Judianna Makovsky $3,630,412,536 20 $181,520,627 Costume Designer
89 Shannon Mills $3,605,422,645 19 $189,759,087 Sound Designer
90 Andy Gill $3,581,399,827 28 $127,907,137 Stunt Coordinator
91 Will Dodds $3,571,468,807 38 $93,986,021 Assistant Director
92 John Knoll $3,560,007,376 12 $296,667,281 Visual Effects Supervisor
93 Charles Roven $3,538,392,192 18 $196,577,344 Producer
94 Neal H. Moritz $3,468,455,207 32 $108,389,225 Producer
95 Randall Poster $3,450,798,270 70 $49,297,118 Music Supervisor
96 Richard King $3,443,725,507 28 $122,990,197 Supervising Sound Editor
97 Deborah Aquila $3,443,002,693 61 $56,442,667 Casting Director
98 Brian Tyler $3,424,356,085 46 $74,442,524 Composer
99 Brian Smrz $3,417,135,125 24 $142,380,630 Second Unit Director
100 Chad Oman $3,405,265,551 23 $148,055,024 Executive Producer

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

Image attributions

John Williams: TashTish at en.wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Hans Zimmer: Richard Yaussi [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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