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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. VIII: The Last Jedi ($604,273,911 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 ($317,023,851 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002)

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 44 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 $11,160,243,472 96 $116,252,536 Composer
2 John Williams $10,787,954,564 72 $149,832,702 Composer
3 Stan Lee $9,076,503,021 43 $211,081,466 Executive Producer
4 James Newton Howard $8,185,647,277 111 $73,744,570 Composer
5 Danny Elfman $7,418,834,073 90 $82,431,490 Composer
6 Sarah Halley Finn $7,415,406,915 47 $157,774,615 Casting Director
7 Andy Nelson $7,256,548,362 63 $115,183,307 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 Alan Silvestri $6,860,522,046 88 $77,960,478 Composer
11 Jane Jenkins $6,809,166,490 114 $59,729,531 Casting Director
12 Bob Weinstein $6,769,766,356 202 $33,513,695 Executive Producer
13 Janet Hirshenson $6,761,583,602 108 $62,607,256 Casting Director
14 Harvey Weinstein $6,643,973,630 201 $33,054,595 Executive Producer
15 Christopher Boyes $6,457,884,654 36 $179,385,685 Sound Designer
16 Dave Jordan $6,291,898,766 39 $161,330,738 Music Supervisor
17 James Horner $6,231,813,713 100 $62,318,137 Composer
18 Kenneth Karman $6,166,433,091 101 $61,053,793 Music Editor
19 John Lasseter $5,903,063,003 26 $227,040,885 Executive Producer
20 Randy Thom $5,671,002,175 40 $141,775,054 Sound Designer
21 Tom Johnson $5,662,243,599 46 $123,092,252 Re-recording Mixer
22 Michael Giacchino $5,613,900,712 33 $170,118,203 Composer
23 Michael Semanick $5,477,395,133 46 $119,073,807 Re-recording Mixer
24 Louis D’Esposito $5,445,163,389 19 $286,587,547 Executive Producer
25 Gary A. Rizzo $5,409,695,680 32 $169,052,990 Re-recording Mixer
26 John Debney $5,347,935,843 85 $62,916,892 Composer
27 Kevin Feige $5,272,461,129 17 $310,144,772 Producer
28 John Powell $5,255,660,043 50 $105,113,201 Composer
29 Kathleen Kennedy $5,247,411,882 32 $163,981,621 Producer
30 Paul Massey $5,232,539,559 54 $96,898,881 Re-recording Mixer
31 Steven Spielberg $5,195,514,491 44 $118,079,875 Executive Producer
32 Jamie Christopher $5,190,581,964 30 $173,019,399 Assistant Director
33 Francine Maisler $5,117,554,262 76 $67,336,240 Casting Director
34 Lora Hirschberg $5,099,558,795 37 $137,825,913 Re-recording Mixer
35 Roger Guyett $5,026,305,699 22 $228,468,441 Visual Effects Supervisor
36 Michael Kahn $4,979,093,789 52 $95,751,804 Editor
37 Debra Zane $4,876,702,634 38 $128,334,280 Casting Director
38 Gary Rydstrom $4,866,891,446 27 $180,255,239 Sound Designer
39 Chris Corbould $4,824,350,444 21 $229,730,974 Special Effects Supervisor
40 Kevin O'Connell $4,632,700,734 56 $82,726,799 Re-recording Mixer
41 John Papsidera $4,579,448,759 49 $93,458,138 Casting Director
42 Josh McLaglen $4,525,964,318 40 $113,149,108 Assistant Director
43 Gary Summers $4,505,570,313 34 $132,516,774 Re-recording Mixer
44 Chris Jenkins $4,494,474,425 54 $83,231,008 Re-recording Mixer
45 Leslee Feldman $4,463,445,359 29 $153,911,909 Casting Director
46 Ben Burtt $4,424,790,721 16 $276,549,420 Sound Designer
47 Easton Smith $4,420,817,105 30 $147,360,570 Set Designer
48 Rick Carter $4,416,305,010 20 $220,815,251 Production Designer
49 Toby Emmerich $4,408,605,596 48 $91,845,950 Executive Producer
50 Steven Spielberg $4,382,079,287 31 $141,357,396 Director
51 Greg P. Russell $4,332,186,238 43 $100,748,517 Re-recording Mixer
52 Thomas Tull $4,322,963,159 26 $166,267,814 Executive Producer
53 Howard Shore $4,318,509,481 62 $69,653,379 Composer
54 Anna Behlmer $4,317,035,227 54 $79,945,097 Re-recording Mixer
55 Josh Gold $4,289,623,120 20 $214,481,156 Sound Effects Editor
56 Christophe Beck $4,275,514,214 65 $65,777,142 Composer
57 Randy Thom $4,265,953,371 33 $129,271,314 Re-recording Mixer
58 Rick Kline $4,265,592,725 46 $92,730,277 Re-recording Mixer
59 Thomas Newman $4,253,215,817 76 $55,963,366 Composer
60 D.M. Hemphill $4,230,053,455 47 $90,001,137 Re-recording Mixer
61 Victoria Alonso $4,148,931,630 12 $345,744,303 Executive Producer
62 Dan Hegeman $4,138,763,942 68 $60,864,176 Sound Effects Editor
63 Richard Roberts $4,114,537,342 24 $171,439,056 Set Decorator
64 Gregg Landaker $4,074,355,065 36 $113,176,530 Re-recording Mixer
65 Stan Lee $4,059,093,222 15 $270,606,215 Story Creator
66 Frank A. Montano $4,045,818,709 44 $91,950,425 Re-recording Mixer
67 Jerry Bruckheimer $3,933,303,131 29 $135,631,142 Producer
68 Denise Chamian $3,923,801,675 44 $89,177,311 Casting Director
69 Ronna Kress $3,874,579,534 50 $77,491,591 Casting Director
70 Mary Vernieu $3,870,909,664 83 $46,637,466 Casting Director
71 Christopher Boyes $3,856,545,043 12 $321,378,754 Supervising Sound Editor
72 Jerry Goldsmith $3,847,385,052 102 $37,719,461 Composer
73 Kevin Reher $3,796,927,189 14 $271,209,085 Casting Director
74 Ken Wannberg $3,787,765,924 26 $145,683,305 Music Editor
75 Harry Gregson-Williams $3,785,017,454 46 $82,282,988 Composer
76 Joanna Johnston $3,781,297,041 27 $140,048,039 Costume Designer
77 Scott Millan $3,716,674,309 43 $86,434,286 Re-recording Mixer
78 Gary Rydstrom $3,685,188,911 20 $184,259,446 Re-recording Mixer
79 Frank Marshall $3,669,417,193 31 $118,368,297 Producer
80 Will Dodds $3,571,251,389 38 $93,980,300 Assistant Director
81 John Knoll $3,559,787,350 12 $296,648,946 Visual Effects Supervisor
82 Charles Roven $3,537,070,076 18 $196,503,893 Producer
83 Neil Corbould $3,500,478,483 24 $145,853,270 Special Effects Supervisor
84 Neal H. Moritz $3,466,124,897 32 $108,316,403 Producer
85 Randall Poster $3,429,774,150 68 $50,437,855 Music Supervisor
86 Brian Tyler $3,422,188,325 46 $74,395,398 Composer
87 Brian Smrz $3,417,135,125 24 $142,380,630 Second Unit Director
88 Richard King $3,412,345,249 28 $121,869,473 Supervising Sound Editor
89 Steven Mnuchin $3,393,660,927 32 $106,051,904 Executive Producer
90 Deborah Aquila $3,390,155,286 60 $56,502,588 Casting Director
91 David Heyman $3,387,837,112 17 $199,284,536 Producer
92 Jeanette Surga $3,380,085,228 46 $73,480,114 Music Editor
93 Chad Oman $3,375,580,412 23 $146,764,366 Executive Producer
94 Igor Meglic $3,372,326,717 35 $96,352,192 Second Unit Camera
95 Alexander Witt $3,357,673,331 25 $134,306,933 Second Unit Director
96 Deborah L. Scott $3,342,933,595 20 $167,146,680 Costume Designer
97 Wylie Stateman $3,326,052,615 39 $85,283,400 Supervising Sound Editor
98 David Newman $3,313,279,767 72 $46,017,775 Composer
99 Ethan Van der Ryn $3,304,237,910 21 $157,344,662 Supervising Sound Editor
100 Richard King $3,302,410,901 24 $137,600,454 Sound Designer

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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