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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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Hans Zimmer
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 98 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 ($422,780,140 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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John Williams
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 75 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), 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 ($317,023,851 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($309,205,079 in 1983)

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334,198,153 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy ($333,172,112 in 2014)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 Hans Zimmer $11,159,167,039 96 $116,241,323 Composer
2 John Williams $10,138,922,281 70 $144,841,747 Composer
3 Stan Lee $9,064,206,412 43 $210,795,498 Executive Producer
4 James Newton Howard $8,184,938,845 111 $73,738,188 Composer
5 Danny Elfman $7,418,636,583 89 $83,355,467 Composer
6 Sarah Halley Finn $7,389,428,180 47 $157,221,876 Casting Director
7 Andy Nelson $7,256,390,927 63 $115,180,808 Re-recording Mixer
8 Christopher Boyes $6,949,392,412 41 $169,497,376 Re-recording Mixer
9 Bruce Berman $6,892,331,864 86 $80,143,394 Executive Producer
10 Jane Jenkins $6,809,141,165 114 $59,729,308 Casting Director
11 Janet Hirshenson $6,761,583,602 108 $62,607,256 Casting Director
12 Alan Silvestri $6,748,521,796 88 $76,687,748 Composer
13 Bob Weinstein $6,744,955,994 201 $33,556,995 Executive Producer
14 Harvey Weinstein $6,643,973,630 201 $33,054,595 Executive Producer
15 Christopher Boyes $6,392,780,544 36 $177,577,237 Sound Designer
16 Dave Jordan $6,291,898,766 39 $161,330,738 Music Supervisor
17 James Horner $6,231,778,570 100 $62,317,786 Composer
18 Kenneth Karman $6,054,432,841 101 $59,944,880 Music Editor
19 John Lasseter $5,837,994,036 26 $224,538,232 Executive Producer
20 Tom Johnson $5,662,243,599 46 $123,092,252 Re-recording Mixer
21 Randy Thom $5,559,001,925 40 $138,975,048 Sound Designer
22 Michael Giacchino $5,548,831,745 33 $168,146,417 Composer
23 Michael Semanick $5,477,395,133 46 $119,073,807 Re-recording Mixer
24 Louis D’Esposito $5,432,866,780 19 $285,940,357 Executive Producer
25 Gary A. Rizzo $5,409,368,065 32 $169,042,752 Re-recording Mixer
26 Kevin Feige $5,260,164,520 17 $309,421,442 Producer
27 John Debney $5,234,666,982 83 $63,068,277 Composer
28 Paul Massey $5,232,539,559 54 $96,898,881 Re-recording Mixer
29 Steven Spielberg $5,195,514,491 44 $118,079,875 Executive Producer
30 John Powell $5,176,487,667 49 $105,642,605 Composer
31 Lora Hirschberg $5,099,181,963 37 $137,815,729 Re-recording Mixer
32 Francine Maisler $5,091,217,843 74 $68,800,241 Casting Director
33 Roger Guyett $5,026,305,699 22 $228,468,441 Visual Effects Supervisor
34 Michael Kahn $4,934,335,417 51 $96,751,675 Editor
35 Debra Zane $4,876,702,634 38 $128,334,280 Casting Director
36 Gary Rydstrom $4,866,891,446 27 $180,255,239 Sound Designer
37 Chris Corbould $4,824,350,444 21 $229,730,974 Special Effects Supervisor
38 Kathleen Kennedy $4,643,137,971 31 $149,778,644 Producer
39 Kevin O'Connell $4,624,296,490 56 $82,576,723 Re-recording Mixer
40 Jamie Christopher $4,586,308,053 29 $158,148,554 Assistant Director
41 John Papsidera $4,548,035,269 47 $96,766,708 Casting Director
42 Gary Summers $4,505,570,313 34 $132,516,774 Re-recording Mixer
43 Chris Jenkins $4,494,448,144 54 $83,230,521 Re-recording Mixer
44 Leslee Feldman $4,463,445,359 29 $153,911,909 Casting Director
45 Ben Burtt $4,424,790,721 16 $276,549,420 Sound Designer
46 Easton Smith $4,420,817,105 30 $147,360,570 Set Designer
47 Toby Emmerich $4,387,853,281 47 $93,358,580 Executive Producer
48 Steven Spielberg $4,337,320,915 30 $144,577,364 Director
49 Greg P. Russell $4,332,186,238 43 $100,748,517 Re-recording Mixer
50 Thomas Tull $4,322,963,159 26 $166,267,814 Executive Producer
51 Anna Behlmer $4,317,035,227 54 $79,945,097 Re-recording Mixer
52 Howard Shore $4,314,436,033 61 $70,728,460 Composer
53 Josh McLaglen $4,301,928,675 40 $107,548,217 Assistant Director
54 Christophe Beck $4,275,498,914 65 $65,776,906 Composer
55 Randy Thom $4,265,873,736 33 $129,268,901 Re-recording Mixer
56 Rick Kline $4,265,592,725 46 $92,730,277 Re-recording Mixer
57 Rick Carter $4,259,546,388 19 $224,186,652 Production Designer
58 Thomas Newman $4,253,100,672 76 $55,961,851 Composer
59 D.M. Hemphill $4,200,462,798 47 $89,371,549 Re-recording Mixer
60 Dan Hegeman $4,138,763,942 68 $60,864,176 Sound Effects Editor
61 Victoria Alonso $4,136,635,021 12 $344,719,585 Executive Producer
62 Gregg Landaker $4,074,027,450 36 $113,167,429 Re-recording Mixer
63 Stan Lee $4,059,093,222 15 $270,606,215 Story Creator
64 Frank A. Montano $4,045,818,709 44 $91,950,425 Re-recording Mixer
65 Denise Chamian $3,923,801,675 44 $89,177,311 Casting Director
66 Jerry Bruckheimer $3,917,488,106 28 $139,910,290 Producer
67 Ronna Kress $3,873,748,952 50 $77,474,979 Casting Director
68 Mary Vernieu $3,856,665,164 83 $46,465,845 Casting Director
69 Christopher Boyes $3,856,545,043 12 $321,378,754 Supervising Sound Editor
70 Jerry Goldsmith $3,847,385,052 102 $37,719,461 Composer
71 Ken Wannberg $3,787,765,924 26 $145,683,305 Music Editor
72 Harry Gregson-Williams $3,785,017,454 46 $82,282,988 Composer
73 Kevin Reher $3,731,858,222 14 $266,561,302 Casting Director
74 Scott Millan $3,716,674,309 43 $86,434,286 Re-recording Mixer
75 Gary Rydstrom $3,685,188,911 20 $184,259,446 Re-recording Mixer
76 Frank Marshall $3,669,417,193 31 $118,368,297 Producer
77 Joanna Johnston $3,669,296,791 27 $135,899,881 Costume Designer
78 Will Dodds $3,571,146,744 38 $93,977,546 Assistant Director
79 John Knoll $3,559,787,350 12 $296,648,946 Visual Effects Supervisor
80 Charles Roven $3,521,497,565 18 $195,638,754 Producer
81 Neil Corbould $3,500,478,483 24 $145,853,270 Special Effects Supervisor
82 Neal H. Moritz $3,466,124,897 32 $108,316,403 Producer
83 Randall Poster $3,429,774,150 68 $50,437,855 Music Supervisor
84 Richard Roberts $3,423,597,049 21 $163,028,431 Set Decorator
85 Brian Tyler $3,422,188,325 46 $74,395,398 Composer
86 Brian Smrz $3,417,135,125 24 $142,380,630 Second Unit Director
87 Richard King $3,396,202,609 27 $125,785,282 Supervising Sound Editor
88 Steven Mnuchin $3,393,660,927 32 $106,051,904 Executive Producer
89 Jeanette Surga $3,380,085,228 46 $73,480,114 Music Editor
90 Igor Meglic $3,372,326,717 35 $96,352,192 Second Unit Camera
91 David Heyman $3,363,026,750 16 $210,189,172 Producer
92 Deborah Aquila $3,360,564,629 60 $56,009,410 Casting Director
93 Chad Oman $3,359,765,387 22 $152,716,609 Executive Producer
94 Alexander Witt $3,357,673,331 25 $134,306,933 Second Unit Director
95 Deborah L. Scott $3,342,898,452 20 $167,144,923 Costume Designer
96 Wylie Stateman $3,326,052,615 39 $85,283,400 Supervising Sound Editor
97 David Newman $3,313,279,767 72 $46,017,775 Composer
98 Ethan Van der Ryn $3,304,237,910 21 $157,344,662 Supervising Sound Editor
99 Richard King $3,286,268,261 23 $142,881,229 Sound Designer
100 Lee Orloff $3,251,421,005 29 $112,117,966 Sound Mixer

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

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

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

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

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