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Top Grossing Cinematographer at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Cinematographers 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 Schwartzman
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 23 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Jurassic World ($652,198,010 in 2015), Meet the Fockers ($279,167,575 in 2004), The Amazing Spider-Man ($262,030,663 in 2012), National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets ($219,961,501 in 2007), Armageddon ($201,578,182 in 1998), Pearl Harbor ($198,539,855 in 2001), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($177,243,721 in 2009), The Rock ($134,069,511 in 1996), Seabiscuit ($120,277,854 in 2003), Fifty Shades Darker ($114,434,010 in 2017)

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Dean Semler
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 32 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Bruce Almighty ($242,704,995 in 2003), Maleficent ($241,407,328 in 2014), Dances with Wolves ($184,208,842 in 1990), 2012 ($166,112,167 in 2009), The Longest Yard ($158,119,460 in 2005), xXx ($141,930,000 in 2002), Click ($137,355,633 in 2006), Get Smart ($130,319,208 in 2008), City Slickers ($124,033,791 in 1991), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps ($123,307,945 in 2000)

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Don Burgess
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 26 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Spider-Man ($403,706,375 in 2002), Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), The Polar Express ($306,949,909 in 2004), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), What Lies Beneath ($155,464,351 in 2000), Enchanted ($127,706,877 in 2007), Wonder ($103,856,738 in 2017), The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist ($102,470,008 in 2016), Contact ($100,920,329 in 1997), 42 ($95,020,213 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 John Schwartzman $2,923,370,838 23 $127,103,080
2 Dean Semler $2,891,691,762 32 $90,365,368
3 Don Burgess $2,736,863,836 26 $105,263,994
4 Andrew Lesnie $2,683,749,606 13 $206,442,277
5 Dariusz Wolski $2,648,325,252 21 $126,110,726
6 Janusz Kaminski $2,315,725,568 22 $105,260,253
7 Dean Cundey $2,247,755,079 24 $93,656,462
8 Bill Pope $2,159,162,401 16 $134,947,650
9 David Tattersall $2,107,986,040 21 $100,380,288
10 Jeremy Lasky $2,094,072,947 8 $261,759,118
11 Dan Mindel $1,970,580,167 12 $164,215,014
12 Wally Pfister $1,807,033,870 9 $200,781,541
13 Oliver Wood $1,794,457,700 19 $94,445,142
14 Russell Carpenter $1,779,050,038 18 $98,836,113
15 Amir Mokri $1,732,502,128 16 $108,281,383
16 Roger Deakins $1,677,684,023 25 $67,107,361
17 John Seale $1,590,277,429 14 $113,591,245
18 Philippe Rousselot $1,581,687,157 18 $87,871,509
19 Robert Richardson $1,575,091,411 21 $75,004,353
20 Guillermo Navarro $1,550,714,166 13 $119,285,705
21 Tom Stern $1,521,582,055 17 $89,504,827
22 Donald M. McAlpine $1,506,396,718 15 $100,426,448
23 Mauro Fiore $1,494,197,330 17 $87,893,961
24 Seamus McGarvey $1,467,793,458 17 $86,340,792
25 Javier Aguirresarobe $1,399,488,681 14 $99,963,477
26 Stephen F. Windon $1,380,334,828 7 $197,190,690
27 Matthew Libatique $1,376,063,830 16 $86,003,989
28 Ben Davis $1,345,229,577 16 $84,076,849
29 Julio Macat $1,307,539,088 15 $87,169,273
30 Newton Thomas Sigel $1,280,852,013 17 $75,344,236
31 John Toll $1,209,232,370 15 $80,615,491
32 Robert Elswit $1,187,414,770 21 $56,543,560
33 Tobias Schliessler $1,159,311,014 11 $105,391,910
34 Phedon Papamichael $1,144,350,815 19 $60,228,990
35 John Mathieson $1,124,822,376 16 $70,301,399
36 Sharon Calahan $1,118,712,888 5 $223,742,578
37 Roger Pratt $1,104,249,356 8 $138,031,170
38 Robert Yeoman $1,098,890,631 15 $73,259,375
39 Larry Fong $1,097,658,414 8 $137,207,302
40 Salvatore Totino $1,073,351,859 12 $89,445,988
41 Mitchell Amundsen $1,047,579,801 11 $95,234,527
42 Emmanuel Lubezki $1,047,138,647 16 $65,446,165
43 Dante Spinotti $1,045,632,874 17 $61,507,816
44 Barry Peterson $1,036,521,692 13 $79,732,438
45 Stephen Goldblatt $1,010,828,101 12 $84,235,675
46 Lawrence Sher $997,709,084 11 $90,700,826
47 Michael Ballhaus $956,253,871 12 $79,687,823
48 Florian Ballhaus $939,192,693 13 $72,245,592
49 Patrick Lin $910,906,967 3 $303,635,656
50 Dion Beebe $910,797,383 13 $70,061,337
51 Trent Opaloch $908,096,927 6 $151,349,488
52 Greig Fraser $895,486,359 8 $111,935,795
53 Adam Greenberg $889,722,688 11 $80,883,881
54 Jack N. Green $883,517,932 12 $73,626,494
55 Allen Daviau $880,362,542 7 $125,766,077
56 Theo Van de Sande $875,883,626 13 $67,375,664
57 Bojan Bazelli $870,886,664 11 $79,171,515
58 Michael Barrett $849,789,253 15 $56,652,617
59 Phil Meheux $848,860,619 10 $84,886,062
60 Karl Walter Lindenlaub $840,533,523 12 $70,044,460
61 Ben Seresin $835,712,103 7 $119,387,443
62 Douglas Slocombe $816,885,197 6 $136,147,533
63 Eduardo Serra $814,356,865 5 $162,871,373
64 Andrew Dunn $812,592,651 14 $58,042,332
65 Caleb Deschanel $809,829,192 11 $73,620,836
66 Peter Deming $802,415,125 14 $57,315,366
67 Tak Fujimoto $800,600,656 8 $100,075,082
68 Peter Andrews $789,912,480 11 $71,810,225
69 Ueli Steiger $762,291,788 8 $95,286,474
70 Matthew F. Leonetti $750,396,858 11 $68,217,896
71 Jo Willems $742,386,592 5 $148,477,318
72 Simon Duggan $725,143,800 8 $90,642,975
73 Shelly Johnson $723,035,713 10 $72,303,571
74 Hoyte Van Hoytema $719,472,268 7 $102,781,753
75 Michael Seresin $716,081,960 7 $102,297,423
76 Claudio Miranda $713,812,471 8 $89,226,559
77 Greg Gardiner $679,641,732 12 $56,636,811
78 Paul Cameron $674,483,701 10 $67,448,370
79 Renato Falcao $674,177,180 6 $112,362,863
80 Conrad Buff $659,363,944 1 $659,363,944
81 James Cameron $659,363,944 1 $659,363,944
82 Richard A. Harris $659,363,944 1 $659,363,944
83 Peter Lyons Collister $658,588,316 6 $109,764,719
84 Don Peterman $649,592,207 4 $162,398,052
85 Rodrigo Prieto $648,379,396 12 $54,031,616
86 Stuart Dryburgh $623,531,100 13 $47,963,931
87 Charles Minsky $623,412,881 8 $77,926,610
88 Russell Boyd $611,550,008 5 $122,310,002
89 Laszlo Kovacs $608,485,556 6 $101,414,259
90 Peter James $599,179,551 6 $99,863,259
91 Peter Menzies $587,204,057 6 $97,867,343
92 Gabriel Beristain $554,277,085 9 $61,586,343
93 Alar Kivilo $549,059,181 7 $78,437,026
94 Robert Presley $548,393,745 4 $137,098,436
95 Matthew Jensen $533,256,131 3 $177,752,044
96 Brandon Trost $530,342,841 14 $37,881,632
97 Henry Braham $529,546,792 3 $176,515,597
98 John Bailey $527,890,978 14 $37,706,498
99 Russ Alsobrook $524,031,430 8 $65,503,929
100 Eric Edwards $522,131,368 8 $65,266,421

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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