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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), The Polar Express ($306,949,909 in 2004), 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), 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 $4,371,546,638 20 $218,577,332
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 $2,190,119,572 13 $168,470,736
5 Ed Verreaux $2,141,956,015 14 $152,996,858
6 Neil Spisak $1,952,084,819 12 $162,673,735
7 Philip Messina $1,931,211,853 10 $193,121,185
8 Nathan Crowley $1,905,813,232 11 $173,255,748
9 Perry Andelin Blake $1,793,772,982 20 $89,688,649
10 Gavin Bocquet $1,641,366,827 11 $149,215,166
11 Rick Heinrichs $1,632,962,025 11 $148,451,093
12 Allan Cameron $1,576,035,188 25 $63,041,408
13 Grant Major $1,565,492,664 12 $130,457,722
14 Charles Wood $1,511,290,864 8 $188,911,358
15 Michael Corenblith $1,470,852,943 15 $98,056,863
16 Rusty Smith $1,437,764,629 13 $110,597,279
17 Nigel Phelps $1,433,248,900 9 $159,249,878
18 Robert Stromberg $1,384,953,501 4 $346,238,375
19 Owen Paterson $1,374,944,219 9 $152,771,580
20 Peter Lamont $1,367,286,371 6 $227,881,062
21 Eric Guillon $1,342,824,530 4 $335,706,133
22 Oliver Scholl $1,327,605,249 7 $189,657,893
23 Scott Chambliss $1,321,811,370 7 $188,830,196
24 Bo Welch $1,293,924,122 10 $129,392,412
25 Dennis Gassner $1,255,919,325 11 $114,174,484
26 Arthur Max $1,203,743,778 12 $100,311,982
27 Norman Reynolds $1,202,185,332 9 $133,576,148
28 Jon Hutman $1,198,432,828 17 $70,496,049
29 Darren Gilford $1,197,832,223 3 $399,277,408
30 Guy Hendrix Dyas $1,188,239,523 8 $148,529,940
31 Alex McDowell $1,180,488,164 12 $98,374,014
32 Peter Wenham $1,115,527,373 7 $159,361,053
33 Claude Pare $1,105,839,257 7 $157,977,037
34 Jefferson Sage $1,102,724,953 11 $100,247,723
35 Patrick Tatopoulos $1,081,317,895 6 $180,219,649
36 Doug Chiang $1,080,571,069 5 $216,114,214
37 Barry Robison $1,062,607,556 12 $88,550,630
38 Wynn Thomas $1,058,199,739 17 $62,247,043
39 John Myhre $1,018,419,218 8 $127,302,402
40 Dante Ferretti $991,958,425 14 $70,854,173
41 Sarah Greenwood $986,326,561 8 $123,290,820
42 Kirk M. Petruccelli $976,009,184 14 $69,714,942
43 Nelson Coates $961,684,844 30 $32,056,161
44 Ralph Eggleston $960,799,245 3 $320,266,415
45 Jeff Mann $952,874,888 10 $95,287,489
46 David Wasco $950,702,603 15 $63,380,174
47 Bob Pauley $948,511,287 3 $316,170,429
48 Linda Descenna $942,084,148 7 $134,583,450
49 Clayton Hartley $941,013,633 12 $78,417,803
50 Dan Hennah $940,065,477 4 $235,016,369
51 Dominic Watkins $929,701,970 9 $103,300,219
52 Guillaume Aretos $913,206,695 3 $304,402,232
53 Yarrow Cheney $892,249,989 4 $223,062,497
54 Kristi Zea $877,682,632 15 $58,512,175
55 Shepherd Frankel $865,211,539 9 $96,134,615
56 James J. Murakami $863,142,076 10 $86,314,208
57 Stephen Lineweaver $860,344,940 10 $86,034,494
58 James Chinlund $841,969,146 3 $280,656,382
59 Tom Sanders $834,443,267 9 $92,715,919
60 William Sandell $829,823,606 8 $103,727,951
61 Harley Jessup $824,087,950 4 $206,021,988
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 $743,705,017 4 $185,926,254
68 David Gropman $732,754,959 13 $56,365,766
69 Jim Bissell $731,567,304 8 $91,445,913
70 Mark Friedberg $727,330,301 12 $60,610,858
71 Steve Pilcher $723,577,743 2 $361,788,872
72 Stuart Wurtzel $715,729,131 11 $65,066,285
73 Andrew Laws $709,545,729 12 $59,128,811
74 Terence Marsh $692,435,101 7 $98,919,300
75 Marcia Hinds $667,831,610 12 $55,652,634
76 Jess Gonchor $661,323,213 10 $66,132,321
77 Joseph Nemec III $660,508,946 7 $94,358,421
78 Kevin Kavanaugh $654,610,092 7 $93,515,727
79 Richard Sherman $647,065,920 5 $129,413,184
80 Henry Bumstead $641,196,859 11 $58,290,624
81 Naomi Shohan $634,230,675 9 $70,470,075
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 $603,472,767 11 $54,861,161
88 Steve Saklad $597,609,274 8 $74,701,159
89 Chris Cornwell $597,459,638 9 $66,384,404
90 John Barry $595,216,025 2 $297,608,013
91 James Bissell $593,027,109 7 $84,718,158
92 Jeffrey Beecroft $589,517,887 5 $117,903,577
93 William Arnold $571,641,882 11 $51,967,444
94 Donald Graham Burt $569,790,083 6 $94,965,014
95 Ricky Nierva $561,492,493 2 $280,746,247
96 Raymond Zibach $550,695,725 4 $137,673,931
97 Howard Cummings $550,377,235 10 $55,037,724
98 Kevin Thompson $550,265,996 9 $61,140,666
99 Kathy Altieri $549,998,081 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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