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Top Grossing Editor at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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

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Michael Kahn
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 53 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Jurassic Park ($395,708,305 in 1993), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($317,101,119 in 2008), Twister ($241,688,385 in 1996), War of the Worlds ($234,280,354 in 2005), The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($229,086,679 in 1997), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($225,686,079 in 1981), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($197,171,806 in 1989), Lincoln ($182,207,973 in 2012), Close Encounters of the Third Kind ($169,100,479 in 1977)

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Jeffrey Ford
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($666,984,449 in 2018), The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), 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), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,746,958 in 2014), Captain America: The First Avenger ($176,654,505 in 2011), Public Enemies ($97,104,620 in 2009), Hide and Seek ($51,100,486 in 2005), Street Kings ($26,418,667 in 2008)

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Chris Lebenzon
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Alice in Wonderland ($334,191,110 in 2010), Maleficent ($241,407,328 in 2014), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($206,459,076 in 2005), Armageddon ($201,578,182 in 1998), Pearl Harbor ($198,539,855 in 2001), Planet of the Apes ($180,011,740 in 2001), Top Gun ($179,800,601 in 1986), Batman Returns ($162,833,635 in 1992), xXx ($141,930,000 in 2002), Enemy of the State ($111,549,836 in 1998)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Michael Kahn $5,131,077,843 53 $96,812,789
2 Jeffrey Ford $3,200,558,490 11 $290,959,863
3 Chris Lebenzon $3,125,640,121 29 $107,780,694
4 Lee Smith $2,956,494,920 15 $197,099,661
5 Craig Wood $2,435,743,628 15 $162,382,909
6 Roger Barton $2,369,917,888 14 $169,279,849
7 Paul Rubell $2,361,870,035 19 $124,308,949
8 David Brenner $2,344,638,147 15 $156,309,210
9 Pietro Scalia $2,318,301,839 25 $92,732,074
10 Christian Wagner $2,196,144,599 18 $122,008,033
11 Maryann Brandon $2,189,959,676 10 $218,995,968
12 Stephen Rivkin $2,163,254,317 14 $154,518,166
13 William Goldenberg $2,051,311,018 21 $97,681,477
14 Michael Tronick $2,030,465,183 23 $88,281,095
15 Dan Lebental $1,972,171,835 24 $82,173,826
16 Mark Helfrich $1,956,919,502 16 $122,307,469
17 Mark Goldblatt $1,885,685,683 17 $110,922,687
18 William Hoy $1,877,491,589 19 $98,815,347
19 Joel Negron $1,874,067,609 11 $170,369,783
20 Richard Francis-Bruce $1,787,763,597 17 $105,162,565
21 Mary Jo Markey $1,776,810,507 8 $222,101,313
22 Arthur Schmidt $1,763,165,507 12 $146,930,459
23 Bob Ducsay $1,758,722,556 10 $175,872,256
24 Mark Day $1,677,608,428 11 $152,509,857
25 Richard Pearson $1,656,248,274 12 $138,020,690
26 Conrad Buff $1,626,069,130 19 $85,582,586
27 Mark Livolsi $1,618,675,489 14 $115,619,678
28 Joel Cox $1,590,914,527 22 $72,314,297
29 Don Zimmerman $1,501,935,985 14 $107,281,142
30 Debra Neil-Fisher $1,462,358,296 11 $132,941,663
31 Stephen Mirrione $1,444,751,204 16 $90,296,950
32 Paul Hirsch $1,439,076,168 9 $159,897,352
33 Kevin Stitt $1,434,939,743 16 $89,683,734
34 Bob Murawski $1,412,975,095 6 $235,495,849
35 Brent White $1,388,795,586 14 $99,199,685
36 Craig Alpert $1,382,907,448 15 $92,193,830
37 John Carnochan $1,369,098,427 7 $195,585,490
38 Gregory Perler $1,352,860,963 7 $193,265,852
39 Fred Raskin $1,322,131,645 8 $165,266,456
40 Virginia Katz $1,285,502,014 9 $142,833,557
41 John Wright $1,250,457,698 10 $125,045,770
42 Ken Schretzmann $1,241,502,692 4 $310,375,673
43 Ben Burtt $1,215,368,371 4 $303,842,093
44 Martin Walsh $1,212,485,206 10 $121,248,521
45 Sim Evan-Jones $1,211,569,449 9 $134,618,828
46 Joe Hutshing $1,201,638,593 16 $75,102,412
47 Lisa Lassek $1,190,356,700 5 $238,071,340
48 Mike Hill $1,185,563,211 12 $98,796,934
49 John Refoua $1,183,296,771 9 $131,477,419
50 Nick Fletcher $1,175,689,308 7 $167,955,615
51 Peter S. Elliot $1,095,029,457 9 $121,669,940
52 Jim May $1,092,478,573 9 $121,386,508
53 Jabez Olssen $1,078,684,468 5 $215,736,894
54 Matthew Schmidt $1,075,068,798 2 $537,534,399
55 Stephen Schaffer $1,069,233,941 5 $213,846,788
56 Dan Hanley $1,062,011,067 12 $88,500,922
57 Stuart Baird $1,058,825,262 12 $88,235,439
58 Jeff Gourson $1,055,697,083 9 $117,299,676
59 Alan Edward Bell $1,049,920,595 8 $131,240,074
60 Jon Poll $1,043,595,696 8 $130,449,462
61 Glen Scantlebury $1,033,538,035 9 $114,837,559
62 Michael Andrews $1,023,868,474 4 $255,967,119
63 Nancy Richardson $1,013,556,142 11 $92,141,467
64 Gary D. Roach $1,005,434,080 14 $71,816,720
65 Peter Teschner $1,003,270,974 14 $71,662,212
66 Christopher Rouse $981,480,218 9 $109,053,358
67 Mike Sale $972,595,466 9 $108,066,163
68 Hughes Winborne $957,642,655 12 $79,803,555
69 John Ottman $952,729,149 7 $136,104,164
70 David Ian Salter $950,697,424 4 $237,674,356
71 Bruce Green $931,485,157 12 $77,623,763
72 Kelly Matsumoto $929,717,701 5 $185,943,540
73 Greg Hayden $925,806,831 11 $84,164,257
74 Neil Travis $925,296,247 10 $92,529,625
75 Dennis Virkler $893,183,305 12 $74,431,942
76 Dean Zimmerman $878,932,156 12 $73,244,346
77 Steven Rosenblum $876,191,857 14 $62,585,133
78 Billy Weber $875,182,337 11 $79,562,031
79 Thelma Schoonmaker $863,067,357 13 $66,389,797
80 Peter Honess $849,076,112 11 $77,188,737
81 Michael P. Shawver $825,538,047 4 $206,384,512
82 Claire Dodgson $814,700,570 3 $271,566,857
83 Claudia Castello $809,439,049 3 $269,813,016
84 David Rennie $786,312,294 11 $71,482,936
85 H. Lee Peterson $773,888,965 5 $154,777,793
86 Marcia Lucas $770,203,086 2 $385,101,543
87 Michael McCusker $768,284,933 10 $76,828,493
88 John Gilroy $765,453,125 8 $95,681,641
89 Mick Audsley $764,810,856 11 $69,528,260
90 James Cameron $760,507,625 2 $380,253,813
91 William Kerr $760,205,603 11 $69,109,600
92 Arthur Coburn $758,386,982 3 $252,795,661
93 Darren Holmes $756,966,838 4 $189,241,710
94 Wyatt Smith $754,804,681 7 $107,829,240
95 Jeff Draheim $753,895,952 3 $251,298,651
96 Harry Hitner $751,472,950 5 $150,294,590
97 Kirk Morri $744,103,355 6 $124,017,226
98 Colby Parker, Jr $739,264,576 7 $105,609,225
99 Tim Mertens $726,816,020 4 $181,704,005
100 Zene Baker $724,027,837 8 $90,503,480

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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