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Top Grossing Production Designer at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Production Designers 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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Rick Carter
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 20 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Avatar ($760,507,625 in 2009), Jurassic Park ($395,708,305 in 1993), Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), War of the Worlds ($234,280,354 in 2005), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($229,086,679 in 1997), The Polar Express ($186,493,587 in 2004), Lincoln ($182,207,973 in 2012), What Lies Beneath ($155,464,351 in 2000)

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Stuart Craig
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($381,011,219 in 2011), 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 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), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($234,037,575 in 2016), The Legend of Tarzan ($126,643,061 in 2016)

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J. Michael Riva
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 16 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Spider-Man 3 ($336,530,303 in 2007), Iron Man ($318,604,126 in 2008), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), The Amazing Spider-Man ($262,030,663 in 2012), Django Unchained ($162,805,434 in 2012), The Pursuit of Happyness ($162,586,036 in 2006), A Few Good Men ($141,340,178 in 1992), Charlie's Angels ($125,305,545 in 2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle ($100,814,328 in 2003), The Color Purple ($93,589,701 in 1985)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Rick Carter $4,326,164,698 20 $216,308,235
2 Stuart Craig $2,869,455,463 13 $220,727,343
3 J. Michael Riva $2,293,217,745 16 $143,326,109
4 Bill Brzeski $2,192,093,682 13 $168,622,591
5 Ed Verreaux $2,142,028,630 14 $153,002,045
6 Nathan Crowley $2,056,849,203 12 $171,404,100
7 Neil Spisak $1,952,084,819 12 $162,673,735
8 Philip Messina $1,931,400,101 11 $175,581,827
9 Perry Andelin Blake $1,793,826,386 20 $89,691,319
10 Owen Paterson $1,746,522,784 9 $194,058,087
11 Gavin Bocquet $1,641,366,827 11 $149,215,166
12 Rick Heinrichs $1,632,962,025 11 $148,451,093
13 Allan Cameron $1,576,035,188 25 $63,041,408
14 Grant Major $1,565,492,664 12 $130,457,722
15 Charles Wood $1,511,290,864 8 $188,911,358
16 Michael Corenblith $1,470,852,943 16 $91,928,309
17 Rusty Smith $1,438,321,154 13 $110,640,089
18 Nigel Phelps $1,433,258,950 9 $159,250,994
19 Robert Stromberg $1,384,953,501 4 $346,238,375
20 Peter Lamont $1,367,314,095 6 $227,885,683
21 Eric Guillon $1,342,824,530 4 $335,706,133
22 Oliver Scholl $1,327,608,236 7 $189,658,319
23 Scott Chambliss $1,321,939,379 7 $188,848,483
24 Bo Welch $1,293,924,122 10 $129,392,412
25 Dennis Gassner $1,256,689,083 11 $114,244,462
26 Arthur Max $1,228,846,415 13 $94,526,647
27 Jon Hutman $1,198,432,828 17 $70,496,049
28 Darren Gilford $1,197,832,223 3 $399,277,408
29 Guy Hendrix Dyas $1,188,433,983 8 $148,554,248
30 Alex McDowell $1,180,488,164 12 $98,374,014
31 Norman Reynolds $1,179,711,440 9 $131,079,049
32 Peter Wenham $1,115,739,424 7 $159,391,346
33 Claude Pare $1,105,859,291 7 $157,979,899
34 Jefferson Sage $1,102,829,946 11 $100,257,268
35 Patrick Tatopoulos $1,081,317,895 6 $180,219,649
36 Barry Robison $1,062,769,499 12 $88,564,125
37 Wynn Thomas $1,058,420,022 17 $62,260,001
38 Sarah Greenwood $1,037,435,854 8 $129,679,482
39 Nelson Coates $1,026,576,299 31 $33,115,364
40 John Myhre $1,018,419,218 8 $127,302,402
41 Dante Ferretti $992,460,945 14 $70,890,068
42 David Wasco $978,856,755 15 $65,257,117
43 Kirk M. Petruccelli $976,449,740 14 $69,746,410
44 Ralph Eggleston $960,799,245 3 $320,266,415
45 Doug Chiang $960,200,111 5 $192,040,022
46 Clayton Hartley $953,574,227 12 $79,464,519
47 Jeff Mann $952,928,894 10 $95,292,889
48 Dan Hennah $952,856,928 4 $238,214,232
49 Bob Pauley $948,511,287 3 $316,170,429
50 Linda Descenna $942,084,148 7 $134,583,450
51 Dominic Watkins $929,701,970 9 $103,300,219
52 Guillaume Aretos $913,206,695 3 $304,402,232
53 Harley Jessup $893,965,621 4 $223,491,405
54 Yarrow Cheney $892,249,989 4 $223,062,497
55 Kristi Zea $877,722,492 15 $58,514,833
56 Shepherd Frankel $865,211,539 9 $96,134,615
57 James J. Murakami $863,142,076 10 $86,314,208
58 Stephen Lineweaver $860,536,495 10 $86,053,650
59 James Chinlund $841,969,146 3 $280,656,382
60 Tom Sanders $834,443,267 9 $92,715,919
61 William Sandell $829,967,693 8 $103,745,962
62 William Cone $805,634,841 4 $201,408,710
63 Barry Chusid $793,579,794 7 $113,368,542
64 Larry Fulton $785,351,050 5 $157,070,210
65 Jeannine Oppewall $765,736,429 17 $45,043,319
66 Bill Boes $752,542,157 9 $83,615,795
67 Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin $743,868,947 4 $185,967,237
68 Marcia Hinds $739,942,269 13 $56,918,636
69 David Gropman $732,754,959 13 $56,365,766
70 Jim Bissell $731,567,304 8 $91,445,913
71 Mark Friedberg $727,330,301 12 $60,610,858
72 Steve Pilcher $723,577,743 2 $361,788,872
73 Stuart Wurtzel $715,746,485 11 $65,067,862
74 Andrew Laws $710,118,728 12 $59,176,561
75 Terence Marsh $692,435,101 7 $98,919,300
76 Jess Gonchor $661,323,213 10 $66,132,321
77 Joseph Nemec III $660,508,946 7 $94,358,421
78 Kevin Kavanaugh $655,661,794 7 $93,665,971
79 Richard Sherman $647,065,920 5 $129,413,184
80 Henry Bumstead $641,196,859 11 $58,290,624
81 Naomi Shohan $634,254,356 10 $63,425,436
82 David James $633,276,842 4 $158,319,211
83 Ida Random $632,198,127 11 $57,472,557
84 Maher Ahmad $629,032,810 13 $48,387,139
85 Jane Musky $628,577,624 15 $41,905,175
86 Sharon Seymour $611,349,640 14 $43,667,831
87 David J. Bomba $603,472,768 11 $54,861,161
88 Steve Saklad $597,609,274 8 $74,701,159
89 Donald Graham Burt $597,481,908 7 $85,354,558
90 Chris Cornwell $597,459,638 9 $66,384,404
91 John Barry $595,216,025 2 $297,608,013
92 James Bissell $593,027,109 7 $84,718,158
93 Jeffrey Beecroft $589,517,887 5 $117,903,577
94 William Arnold $571,651,413 11 $51,968,310
95 Ricky Nierva $561,492,493 2 $280,746,247
96 Raymond Zibach $550,695,725 4 $137,673,931
97 Kevin Thompson $550,440,566 9 $61,160,063
98 Howard Cummings $550,377,235 10 $55,037,724
99 Kathy Altieri $549,998,082 3 $183,332,694
100 Jennifer Spence $549,013,971 9 $61,001,552

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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