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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.

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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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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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 ($188,373,161 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 $4,990,089,314 53 $94,152,629
2 Chris Lebenzon $3,125,640,121 29 $107,780,694
3 Lee Smith $2,954,799,801 14 $211,057,129
4 Jeffrey Ford $2,533,574,041 10 $253,357,404
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 18 $131,215,002
8 David Brenner $2,344,418,945 15 $156,294,596
9 Christian Wagner $2,196,144,599 18 $122,008,033
10 Maryann Brandon $2,189,959,676 10 $218,995,968
11 Stephen Rivkin $2,163,254,317 13 $166,404,178
12 Pietro Scalia $2,120,169,969 25 $84,806,799
13 William Goldenberg $2,051,311,018 21 $97,681,477
14 Michael Tronick $1,973,043,468 22 $89,683,794
15 Dan Lebental $1,972,171,835 24 $82,173,826
16 Mark Helfrich $1,934,044,801 16 $120,877,800
17 William Hoy $1,877,491,589 19 $98,815,347
18 Joel Negron $1,873,684,322 11 $170,334,938
19 Mark Goldblatt $1,851,668,655 17 $108,921,686
20 Mary Jo Markey $1,776,810,507 8 $222,101,313
21 Richard Francis-Bruce $1,770,001,617 17 $104,117,742
22 Arthur Schmidt $1,763,165,507 12 $146,930,459
23 Mark Day $1,677,608,428 10 $167,760,843
24 Bob Ducsay $1,660,327,712 9 $184,480,857
25 Richard Pearson $1,656,248,274 12 $138,020,690
26 Conrad Buff $1,626,069,130 18 $90,337,174
27 Mark Livolsi $1,618,031,412 13 $124,463,955
28 Joel Cox $1,589,877,460 22 $72,267,157
29 Don Zimmerman $1,501,935,985 14 $107,281,142
30 Stephen Mirrione $1,444,751,204 16 $90,296,950
31 Debra Neil-Fisher $1,444,596,316 11 $131,326,938
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 13 $106,830,430
36 Gregory Perler $1,352,860,963 7 $193,265,852
37 Fred Raskin $1,322,131,645 8 $165,266,456
38 Virginia Katz $1,285,502,014 9 $142,833,557
39 John Wright $1,250,457,698 10 $125,045,770
40 Ken Schretzmann $1,241,502,692 4 $310,375,673
41 Ben Burtt $1,215,368,371 4 $303,842,093
42 Martin Walsh $1,212,485,206 10 $121,248,521
43 John Carnochan $1,211,992,786 7 $173,141,827
44 Sim Evan-Jones $1,208,381,327 9 $134,264,592
45 Lisa Lassek $1,189,365,471 5 $237,873,094
46 Joe Hutshing $1,184,909,311 16 $74,056,832
47 Mike Hill $1,183,860,940 12 $98,655,078
48 John Refoua $1,183,296,771 8 $147,912,096
49 Nick Fletcher $1,175,689,308 7 $167,955,615
50 Peter S. Elliot $1,095,029,457 9 $121,669,940
51 Craig Alpert $1,083,873,773 15 $72,258,252
52 Jabez Olssen $1,078,684,468 5 $215,736,894
53 Dan Hanley $1,060,308,796 12 $88,359,066
54 Jeff Gourson $1,055,697,083 9 $117,299,676
55 Jon Poll $1,043,595,696 8 $130,449,462
56 Glen Scantlebury $1,033,538,035 8 $129,192,254
57 Michael Andrews $1,023,868,474 4 $255,967,119
58 Nancy Richardson $1,013,556,142 10 $101,355,614
59 Gary D. Roach $1,005,434,080 14 $71,816,720
60 Peter Teschner $1,003,270,974 14 $71,662,212
61 Alan Edward Bell $1,003,046,090 8 $125,380,761
62 Stuart Baird $1,001,403,547 11 $91,036,686
63 Jim May $995,889,393 9 $110,654,377
64 Christopher Rouse $981,480,218 9 $109,053,358
65 Mike Sale $972,595,466 9 $108,066,163
66 Hughes Winborne $957,642,655 12 $79,803,555
67 John Ottman $952,729,149 7 $136,104,164
68 David Ian Salter $950,697,424 4 $237,674,356
69 Bruce Green $931,485,157 12 $77,623,763
70 Kelly Matsumoto $929,717,701 5 $185,943,540
71 Greg Hayden $925,806,831 11 $84,164,257
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 $814,700,570 3 $271,566,857
80 Stephen Schaffer $799,787,251 5 $159,957,450
81 David Rennie $781,342,441 11 $71,031,131
82 H. Lee Peterson $774,022,377 5 $154,804,475
83 Marcia Lucas $770,203,086 2 $385,101,543
84 Michael McCusker $768,284,933 10 $76,828,493
85 John Gilroy $765,453,125 8 $95,681,641
86 Mick Audsley $764,784,504 11 $69,525,864
87 James Cameron $760,507,625 1 $760,507,625
88 William Kerr $760,205,603 11 $69,109,600
89 Arthur Coburn $758,386,982 3 $252,795,661
90 Darren Holmes $756,966,838 4 $189,241,710
91 Wyatt Smith $754,804,681 7 $107,829,240
92 Jeff Draheim $753,895,952 3 $251,298,651
93 Harry Hitner $749,631,979 5 $149,926,396
94 Kirk Morri $744,103,355 6 $124,017,226
95 Colby Parker, Jr $739,264,576 7 $105,609,225
96 Tim Mertens $726,816,020 4 $181,704,005
97 Zene Baker $723,644,550 8 $90,455,569
98 Thomas Muldoon $721,358,063 2 $360,679,032
99 Andrew Mondshein $720,182,948 14 $51,441,639
100 Alan Baumgarten $715,700,979 12 $59,641,748

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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