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Top Grossing Assistant Director at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Assistant Directors based on the domestic box office of the movies they worked on.

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Jamie Christopher
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 30 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($620,181,382 in 2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868 in 2015), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($381,011,219 in 2011), Guardians of the Galaxy ($333,172,112 in 2014), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($317,575,550 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($301,959,197 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($295,983,305 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($292,004,738 in 2007), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004)

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Josh McLaglen
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($760,507,625 in 2009), Titanic ($659,363,944 in 1997), Night at the Museum ($250,863,268 in 2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($233,921,534 in 2014), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), The Polar Express ($186,493,587 in 2004), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($177,243,721 in 2009), X-Men: Apocalypse ($155,442,489 in 2016), X-Men: First Class ($146,408,305 in 2011), Date Night ($98,711,404 in 2010)

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Will Dodds
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Skyfall ($304,360,277 in 2012), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004), Maleficent ($241,407,328 in 2014), The Bourne Ultimatum ($227,471,070 in 2007), The Mummy Returns ($202,007,640 in 2001), Cinderella ($201,151,353 in 2015), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($186,848,418 in 2011), Black Hawk Down ($108,638,745 in 2001)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Jamie Christopher $5,206,489,435 30 $173,549,648
2 Josh McLaglen $4,098,643,451 41 $99,966,913
3 Will Dodds $3,571,468,807 41 $87,108,995
4 Tommy Gormley $3,011,122,848 33 $91,246,147
5 Eric Heffron $2,875,034,075 20 $143,751,704
6 K.C. Hodenfield $2,552,859,267 17 $150,168,192
7 Nilo Otero $2,499,817,485 31 $80,639,274
8 Lee Cleary $2,492,227,329 40 $62,305,683
9 Chris Carreras $2,441,389,837 33 $73,981,510
10 Aldric La'auli Porter $2,201,679,909 18 $122,315,551
11 K.C. Colwell $2,154,894,383 45 $47,886,542
12 Cliff Lanning $2,142,197,491 39 $54,928,141
13 Lars P. Winther $2,110,030,607 11 $191,820,964
14 Marty Eli Schwartz $1,972,743,452 52 $37,937,374
15 Jeffrey Wetzel $1,955,142,866 20 $97,757,143
16 Peter Kohn $1,941,472,297 15 $129,431,486
17 Gerry Gavigan $1,759,550,432 10 $175,955,043
18 Chris Castaldi $1,690,829,038 6 $281,804,840
19 David H. Venghaus, Jr. $1,524,551,998 9 $169,394,666
20 John M. Morse $1,504,441,675 21 $71,640,080
21 Vincent Lascoumes $1,474,997,095 17 $86,764,535
22 Michael Lerman $1,442,678,632 10 $144,267,863
23 Daniel Silverberg $1,404,805,601 15 $93,653,707
24 Matt Rebenkoff $1,395,924,226 13 $107,378,787
25 Joseph Reidy $1,337,933,782 22 $60,815,172
26 Bruce Moriarty $1,328,479,511 9 $147,608,835
27 Simon Warnock $1,319,849,898 12 $109,987,492
28 David Tomblin $1,245,049,156 8 $155,631,145
29 David Sardi $1,191,217,937 14 $85,086,996
30 Richard Graves $1,187,363,449 11 $107,942,132
31 John Rusk $1,167,900,162 9 $129,766,685
32 Adam Somner $1,139,755,022 12 $94,979,585
33 Carolynne Cunningham $1,139,643,500 6 $189,940,583
34 Sergio Mimica-Gezzan $1,125,142,362 8 $140,642,795
35 David McGiffert $1,124,984,763 10 $112,498,476
36 John Saunders $1,088,909,713 6 $181,484,952
37 Richard Whelan $1,050,516,502 9 $116,724,056
38 Alan B. Curtiss $1,040,150,793 9 $115,572,310
39 William M. Connor $1,021,223,609 13 $78,555,662
40 Mike Topoozian $951,624,243 15 $63,441,616
41 Bruce Franklin $950,045,955 11 $86,367,814
42 Michele Panelli-Venetis $921,521,120 12 $76,793,427
43 Terry Madden $920,003,875 2 $460,001,938
44 Geoff Hansen $907,018,564 9 $100,779,840
45 James McTeigue $902,981,269 4 $225,745,317
46 Max Keene $898,162,937 10 $89,816,294
47 Artist Robinson $886,342,176 9 $98,482,464
48 Katterli Frauenfelder $883,112,004 13 $67,931,693
49 William Paul Clark $867,484,341 38 $22,828,535
50 Terry Needham $857,370,852 12 $71,447,571
51 Jeff Okabayashi $855,790,154 5 $171,158,031
52 Misha Bukowski $822,081,781 3 $274,027,260
53 Chris Newman $813,707,595 8 $101,713,449
54 Jonathan Watson $809,673,601 9 $89,963,733
55 Luc Etienne $777,177,551 7 $111,025,364
56 Kim Winther $748,014,211 8 $93,501,776
57 Josh King $739,876,260 8 $92,484,533
58 Gregory Jacobs $733,683,349 10 $73,368,335
59 Darin Rivetti $725,147,868 10 $72,514,787
60 Albert Cho $719,202,963 5 $143,840,593
61 Richard Cowan $703,592,403 8 $87,949,050
62 Josh Robertson $701,545,494 5 $140,309,099
63 Chris Soldo $700,906,914 8 $87,613,364
64 Jim Brebner $689,691,139 11 $62,699,194
65 Jason Roberts $687,982,894 3 $229,327,631
66 David M. Bernstein $683,627,129 8 $85,453,391
67 Lars Winther $663,487,874 4 $165,871,969
68 Bruce G. Moriarty $654,853,324 3 $218,284,441
69 James M. Freitag $654,205,259 7 $93,457,894
70 Ellen H. Schwartz $653,903,089 8 $81,737,886
71 John Wildermuth $631,147,065 11 $57,377,006
72 Gareth Tandy $628,934,105 4 $157,233,526
73 Steve Danton $611,097,554 13 $47,007,504
74 Mark Cotone $604,601,121 11 $54,963,738
75 Donald Murphy $595,120,894 11 $54,101,899
76 Colin Fletcher $570,745,160 3 $190,248,387
77 Donald L. Sparks $564,705,003 10 $56,470,500
78 Betsy Magruder $547,848,671 9 $60,872,075
79 George Parra $545,394,204 7 $77,913,458
80 James Bitonti $539,270,230 4 $134,817,558
81 Toby Hefferman $533,797,406 4 $133,449,352
82 J. Michael Haynie $521,495,735 5 $104,299,147
83 Christophe Le Chanu $515,798,586 9 $57,310,954
84 Christopher Surgent $514,549,493 5 $102,909,899
85 Penny Charter $508,966,234 4 $127,241,559
86 Jack Boem $506,019,687 4 $126,504,922
87 Guy Campbell $505,837,164 4 $126,459,291
88 Stephen Lee Davis $503,385,238 8 $62,923,155
89 Jeff Authors $500,024,348 7 $71,432,050
90 Jeffrey Schwartz $499,414,829 4 $124,853,707
91 Michael J. Moore $492,227,814 5 $98,445,563
92 Jeff Bilger $490,407,161 2 $245,203,581
93 David Webb $488,010,374 13 $37,539,260
94 Benita Allen $487,780,092 8 $60,972,512
95 Arthur Anderson $485,702,575 5 $97,140,515
96 P.J. Voeten $483,999,404 5 $96,799,881
97 Walter Gasparovic $482,405,220 7 $68,915,031
98 Jerry Grandey $481,700,317 7 $68,814,331
99 Jeremy Marks $479,754,427 5 $95,950,885
100 John Hockridge $479,090,581 8 $59,886,323

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.

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