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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 $4,332,993,774 20 $216,649,689
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 Charles Wood $2,178,966,313 9 $242,107,368
6 Nathan Crowley $2,081,932,118 12 $173,494,343
7 Neil Spisak $1,952,084,819 12 $162,673,735
8 Philip Messina $1,931,400,101 11 $175,581,827
9 Ed Verreaux $1,907,666,168 13 $146,743,551
10 Perry Andelin Blake $1,793,826,386 20 $89,691,319
11 Owen Paterson $1,779,453,135 9 $197,717,015
12 Gavin Bocquet $1,641,366,827 11 $149,215,166
13 Rick Heinrichs $1,632,962,025 11 $148,451,093
14 Allan Cameron $1,576,035,188 25 $63,041,408
15 Grant Major $1,565,492,664 12 $130,457,722
16 Michael Corenblith $1,541,556,037 16 $96,347,252
17 Rusty Smith $1,490,442,607 14 $106,460,186
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 Ralph Eggleston $1,254,285,935 4 $313,571,484
27 Arthur Max $1,229,067,521 13 $94,543,655
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 $1,188,433,983 8 $148,554,248
31 Alex McDowell $1,180,488,164 12 $98,374,014
32 Norman Reynolds $1,179,711,440 9 $131,079,049
33 Peter Wenham $1,115,739,424 7 $159,391,346
34 Claude Pare $1,105,859,291 7 $157,979,899
35 Jefferson Sage $1,102,829,946 11 $100,257,268
36 Patrick Tatopoulos $1,081,317,895 6 $180,219,649
37 Barry Robison $1,062,769,499 12 $88,564,125
38 Nelson Coates $1,062,092,604 31 $34,261,052
39 Wynn Thomas $1,058,420,022 17 $62,260,001
40 Sarah Greenwood $1,041,637,282 8 $130,204,660
41 John Myhre $1,018,419,218 8 $127,302,402
42 Dante Ferretti $992,460,945 14 $70,890,068
43 David Wasco $979,483,347 15 $65,298,890
44 Kirk M. Petruccelli $976,449,740 14 $69,746,410
45 Doug Chiang $960,200,111 5 $192,040,022
46 Clayton Hartley $953,574,227 12 $79,464,519
47 Dan Hennah $953,471,093 4 $238,367,773
48 Jeff Mann $952,928,894 10 $95,292,889
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 $897,045,969 4 $224,261,492
54 Yarrow Cheney $892,249,989 4 $223,062,497
55 Barry Chusid $890,168,974 8 $111,271,122
56 Kristi Zea $877,722,492 15 $58,514,833
57 Shepherd Frankel $865,211,539 9 $96,134,615
58 James J. Murakami $863,142,076 10 $86,314,208
59 Stephen Lineweaver $860,536,495 10 $86,053,650
60 James Chinlund $841,969,146 3 $280,656,382
61 Tom Sanders $834,443,267 9 $92,715,919
62 William Sandell $829,967,693 8 $103,745,962
63 Hannah Beachler $828,223,553 7 $118,317,650
64 William Cone $805,634,841 4 $201,408,710
65 Larry Fulton $785,351,050 5 $157,070,210
66 Jeffrey Beecroft $776,210,392 6 $129,368,399
67 Jeannine Oppewall $765,736,429 17 $45,043,319
68 Bill Boes $752,542,157 9 $83,615,795
69 Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin $743,868,947 4 $185,967,237
70 Marcia Hinds $739,942,269 13 $56,918,636
71 Naomi Shohan $734,582,282 10 $73,458,228
72 David Gropman $732,754,959 13 $56,365,766
73 Jim Bissell $731,567,304 8 $91,445,913
74 Neil Lamont $731,497,194 2 $365,748,597
75 Mark Friedberg $727,330,301 12 $60,610,858
76 Steve Pilcher $723,577,743 2 $361,788,872
77 Stuart Wurtzel $715,746,485 11 $65,067,862
78 Andrew Laws $710,118,728 12 $59,176,561
79 Terence Marsh $692,435,101 7 $98,919,300
80 Jess Gonchor $661,323,213 10 $66,132,321
81 Joseph Nemec III $660,508,946 7 $94,358,421
82 Kevin Kavanaugh $655,663,401 8 $81,957,925
83 Richard Sherman $647,065,920 5 $129,413,184
84 Henry Bumstead $641,196,859 11 $58,290,624
85 David James $633,276,842 4 $158,319,211
86 Ida Random $632,198,127 11 $57,472,557
87 Maher Ahmad $629,032,810 13 $48,387,139
88 Jane Musky $628,577,624 15 $41,905,175
89 Roger Ford $612,992,662 5 $122,598,532
90 Sharon Seymour $611,349,640 14 $43,667,831
91 David J. Bomba $603,472,768 12 $50,289,397
92 Donald Graham Burt $599,609,197 7 $85,658,457
93 Steve Saklad $597,609,274 8 $74,701,159
94 Chris Cornwell $597,459,638 9 $66,384,404
95 John Barry $595,216,025 2 $297,608,013
96 James Bissell $593,027,109 7 $84,718,158
97 William Arnold $571,651,413 11 $51,968,310
98 Andy Nicholson $564,992,249 5 $112,998,450
99 Ricky Nierva $561,492,493 2 $280,746,247
100 Raymond Zibach $550,695,725 4 $137,673,931

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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