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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 ($317,023,851 in 2008), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($248,159,971 in 1981), 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), 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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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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Lee Smith
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Dark Knight ($533,345,358 in 2008), The Dark Knight Rises ($448,139,099 in 2012), Suicide Squad ($325,100,054 in 2016), Inception ($292,576,195 in 2010), Batman Begins ($205,343,774 in 2005), Spectre ($200,074,175 in 2015), Dunkirk ($188,045,546 in 2017), Interstellar ($188,017,894 in 2014), X-Men: First Class ($146,408,305 in 2011), The Truman Show ($125,618,201 in 1998)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Michael Kahn $4,934,335,417 53 $93,100,668
2 Chris Lebenzon $3,125,042,178 29 $107,760,075
3 Lee Smith $2,954,472,186 14 $211,033,728
4 Jeffrey Ford $2,533,571,023 10 $253,357,102
5 Craig Wood $2,435,523,602 15 $162,368,240
6 Roger Barton $2,369,917,888 14 $169,279,849
7 Paul Rubell $2,361,367,515 18 $131,187,084
8 David Brenner $2,327,674,223 15 $155,178,282
9 Christian Wagner $2,193,976,839 18 $121,887,602
10 Maryann Brandon $2,189,959,068 10 $218,995,907
11 Stephen Rivkin $2,163,137,732 13 $166,395,210
12 Pietro Scalia $2,119,952,551 24 $88,331,356
13 William Goldenberg $2,051,311,018 21 $97,681,477
14 Michael Tronick $1,972,904,368 22 $89,677,471
15 Dan Lebental $1,972,040,839 24 $82,168,368
16 William Hoy $1,877,491,589 19 $98,815,347
17 Joel Negron $1,860,165,384 11 $169,105,944
18 Mark Goldblatt $1,851,668,655 17 $108,921,686
19 Mary Jo Markey $1,776,800,457 8 $222,100,057
20 Arthur Schmidt $1,763,165,507 12 $146,930,459
21 Richard Francis-Bruce $1,687,355,837 17 $99,256,226
22 Mark Day $1,677,608,428 10 $167,760,843
23 Richard Pearson $1,656,248,274 12 $138,020,690
24 Conrad Buff $1,626,069,130 18 $90,337,174
25 Mark Livolsi $1,586,555,786 13 $122,042,753
26 Mark Helfrich $1,552,410,586 16 $97,025,662
27 Joel Cox $1,545,966,905 21 $73,617,472
28 Don Zimmerman $1,501,935,985 14 $107,281,142
29 Stephen Mirrione $1,444,751,204 16 $90,296,950
30 Paul Hirsch $1,439,076,168 9 $159,897,352
31 Kevin Stitt $1,434,867,128 16 $89,679,196
32 Bob Murawski $1,412,975,095 6 $235,495,849
33 Brent White $1,388,795,586 13 $106,830,430
34 Debra Neil-Fisher $1,361,950,536 10 $136,195,054
35 Gregory Perler $1,352,860,963 7 $193,265,852
36 Fred Raskin $1,321,937,995 8 $165,242,249
37 Virginia Katz $1,285,502,014 9 $142,833,557
38 John Wright $1,250,457,698 10 $125,045,770
39 Ken Schretzmann $1,241,502,692 4 $310,375,673
40 Ben Burtt $1,215,368,371 4 $303,842,093
41 Martin Walsh $1,212,485,206 10 $121,248,521
42 John Carnochan $1,211,992,786 7 $173,141,827
43 Sim Evan-Jones $1,203,301,905 8 $150,412,738
44 Mike Hill $1,183,860,940 12 $98,655,078
45 John Refoua $1,182,694,021 8 $147,836,753
46 Nick Fletcher $1,175,689,308 7 $167,955,615
47 Lisa Lassek $1,144,856,536 4 $286,214,134
48 Peter S. Elliot $1,095,029,457 9 $121,669,940
49 Jabez Olssen $1,078,684,468 5 $215,736,894
50 Dan Hanley $1,060,308,796 12 $88,359,066
51 Jeff Gourson $1,055,697,083 9 $117,299,676
52 Jon Poll $1,043,595,696 8 $130,449,462
53 Bob Ducsay $1,041,951,994 9 $115,772,444
54 Glen Scantlebury $1,033,538,035 8 $129,192,254
55 Joe Hutshing $1,027,542,441 16 $64,221,403
56 Michael Andrews $1,023,868,474 4 $255,967,119
57 Nancy Richardson $1,013,556,142 10 $101,355,614
58 Gary D. Roach $1,005,434,080 14 $71,816,720
59 Peter Teschner $1,003,050,691 14 $71,646,478
60 Alan Edward Bell $1,003,037,386 8 $125,379,673
61 Stuart Baird $1,001,403,547 11 $91,036,686
62 Jim May $995,761,384 8 $124,470,173
63 Christopher Rouse $981,480,218 9 $109,053,358
64 Craig Alpert $978,514,773 14 $69,893,912
65 Mike Sale $972,490,473 9 $108,054,497
66 Hughes Winborne $957,624,254 12 $79,802,021
67 John Ottman $952,699,082 7 $136,099,869
68 David Ian Salter $950,697,424 4 $237,674,356
69 Bruce Green $931,485,157 12 $77,623,763
70 Kelly Matsumoto $929,524,051 5 $185,904,810
71 Greg Hayden $925,590,882 11 $84,144,626
72 Neil Travis $925,296,247 10 $92,529,625
73 Dennis Virkler $893,183,305 12 $74,431,942
74 Dean Zimmerman $878,932,156 11 $79,902,923
75 Steven Rosenblum $876,191,857 14 $62,585,133
76 Billy Weber $875,182,337 11 $79,562,031
77 Thelma Schoonmaker $863,067,357 13 $66,389,797
78 Peter Honess $849,076,112 11 $77,188,737
79 Claire Dodgson $814,620,150 3 $271,540,050
80 Stephen Schaffer $799,787,251 4 $199,946,813
81 David Rennie $781,342,440 10 $78,134,244
82 H. Lee Peterson $773,715,955 5 $154,743,191
83 Marcia Lucas $770,203,086 2 $385,101,543
84 Michael McCusker $768,284,933 10 $76,828,493
85 John Gilroy $764,687,938 8 $95,585,992
86 James Cameron $760,507,625 1 $760,507,625
87 William Kerr $759,926,040 11 $69,084,185
88 Arthur Coburn $758,386,982 3 $252,795,661
89 Darren Holmes $756,966,837 4 $189,241,709
90 Wyatt Smith $754,787,327 7 $107,826,761
91 Mick Audsley $754,519,008 11 $68,592,637
92 Jeff Draheim $753,895,952 3 $251,298,651
93 Kirk Morri $742,129,245 6 $123,688,208
94 Colby Parker, Jr $739,264,576 7 $105,609,225
95 Tim Mertens $726,816,020 4 $181,704,005
96 Thomas Muldoon $721,358,063 2 $360,679,032
97 Andrew Mondshein $720,170,353 14 $51,440,740
98 Zene Baker $710,125,612 8 $88,765,702
99 Richard Chew $698,623,761 7 $99,803,394
100 Christopher Greenbury $697,484,583 9 $77,498,287

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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