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Top Grossing Sound Designer at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Sound 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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Christopher Boyes
Best known as a Re-recording Mixer based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($760,507,625 in 2009), Titanic ($659,346,612 in 1997), The Avengers ($623,279,547 in 2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($423,315,812 in 2006), Guardians of the Galaxy ($333,172,112 in 2014), Iron Man ($318,604,126 in 2008), Iron Man 2 ($312,433,331 in 2010), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($309,420,425 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($305,411,224 in 2003), Armageddon ($201,578,182 in 1998)

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Randy Thom
Best known as a Sound Designer based on credits in that role in 40 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Shrek 2 ($441,226,247 in 2004), Forrest Gump ($330,151,138 in 1994), The Polar Express ($306,949,909 in 2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($290,013,036 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261,987,880 in 2002), Cast Away ($233,632,142 in 2000), How to Train Your Dragon ($217,581,231 in 2010), Ratatouille ($206,445,654 in 2007), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($196,573,705 in 2009), Ice Age: The Meltdown ($195,330,621 in 2006)

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Gary Rydstrom
Best known as a Sound Designer based on credits in that role in 27 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($395,708,305 in 1993), Finding Nemo ($380,529,370 in 2003), Monsters, Inc. ($289,423,425 in 2001), Toy Story 2 ($245,852,179 in 1999), Brave ($237,282,182 in 2012), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($209,397,903 in 2011), Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($203,464,105 in 1991), Toy Story ($191,796,233 in 1995)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Christopher Boyes $6,395,667,643 36 $177,657,435
2 Randy Thom $5,671,002,175 40 $141,775,054
3 Gary Rydstrom $4,866,891,446 27 $180,255,239
4 Ben Burtt $4,424,790,721 16 $276,549,420
5 Richard King $3,286,268,261 23 $142,881,229
6 Tim Chau $3,200,684,657 52 $61,551,628
7 Erik Aadahl $1,827,581,911 15 $121,838,794
8 Steve Boeddeker $1,778,781,713 16 $111,173,857
9 Ethan Van der Ryn $1,777,802,598 12 $148,150,217
10 Tom Myers $1,682,574,237 12 $140,214,520
11 Craig Berkey $1,615,857,483 15 $107,723,832
12 Cameron Frankley $1,469,556,204 16 $91,847,263
13 Paul N. J. Ottosson $1,307,395,547 12 $108,949,629
14 Jeremy Peirson $1,220,828,253 7 $174,404,036
15 Al Nelson $1,193,041,618 7 $170,434,517
16 Craig Henighan $1,132,986,508 10 $113,298,651
17 Charles Maynes $1,132,701,017 22 $51,486,410
18 David Farmer $1,102,831,432 7 $157,547,347
19 Harry Cohen $1,092,160,820 13 $84,012,371
20 Glenn Freemantle $1,087,749,242 21 $51,797,583
21 Dane A. Davis $941,015,525 14 $67,215,395
22 Lon Bender $940,315,116 9 $104,479,457
23 Peter Brown $877,567,038 6 $146,261,173
24 Odin Benitez $868,625,856 5 $173,725,171
25 Ren Klyce $856,361,428 8 $107,045,179
26 Richard Beggs $851,621,702 12 $70,968,475
27 Ann Scibelli $851,529,290 11 $77,411,754
28 Jason W. Jennings $834,004,637 6 $139,000,773
29 Wayne Pashley $825,929,840 5 $165,185,968
30 Shannon Mills $821,420,548 5 $164,284,110
31 Pete Horner $820,250,822 4 $205,062,706
32 Tim Nielsen $785,666,788 5 $157,133,358
33 Will Files $762,156,680 7 $108,879,526
34 Tom Ozanich $723,468,910 6 $120,578,152
35 Jon Title $723,102,222 9 $80,344,691
36 Ai-Ling Lee $684,731,224 5 $136,946,245
37 Stephen Hunter Flick $667,284,389 4 $166,821,097
38 Dave Whitehead $660,751,355 7 $94,393,051
39 Mark Mangini $639,329,393 9 $71,036,599
40 Scott Hecker $621,405,712 2 $310,702,856
41 Eric A. Norris $606,075,602 5 $121,215,120
42 Michael Fentum $599,655,262 3 $199,885,087
43 Chuck Michael $590,265,082 5 $118,053,016
44 Leslie Shatz $568,087,746 13 $43,699,057
45 Tim Walston $548,186,979 12 $45,682,248
46 Christopher Scarabosio $530,772,307 8 $66,346,538
47 James Boyle $529,690,265 3 $176,563,422
48 Daniel Pagan $527,566,489 3 $175,855,496
49 Elliott L. Koretz $524,922,406 7 $74,988,915
50 Warren Hendriks $518,513,198 2 $259,256,599
51 John Pospisil $479,064,271 4 $119,766,068
52 Bruce Stambler $473,568,130 4 $118,392,033
53 Oliver Tarney $472,614,811 4 $118,153,703
54 Karen Triest $458,307,388 6 $76,384,565
55 Tom Sayers $448,761,660 5 $89,752,332
56 David C. Hughes $446,719,287 2 $223,359,644
57 Alan Rankin $428,913,414 8 $53,614,177
58 Peter Staubli $421,020,387 4 $105,255,097
59 Michael Babcock $412,897,639 7 $58,985,377
60 Nia Hansen $408,084,349 1 $408,084,349
61 David Acord $404,233,493 3 $134,744,498
62 Susen Dudeck $403,706,375 1 $403,706,375
63 Eugene Gearty $392,801,800 8 $49,100,225
64 Jon Johnson $380,774,094 7 $54,396,299
65 Scott Martin Gershin $376,710,022 7 $53,815,717
66 Stephen P. Robinson $364,986,739 3 $121,662,246
67 Stephen Robinson $364,901,940 2 $182,450,970
68 Wayne Lemmer $363,070,709 1 $363,070,709
69 Niv Adiri $360,680,636 2 $180,340,318
70 Paul Hackner $355,209,793 2 $177,604,897
71 Robert L. Sephton $354,988,631 7 $50,712,662
72 Yann Delpuech $351,177,609 3 $117,059,203
73 Roland Thai $342,235,489 4 $85,558,872
74 Michael Payne $334,509,910 4 $83,627,478
75 Andy Kennedy $331,596,691 3 $110,532,230
76 Elmo Weber $316,432,725 4 $79,108,181
77 Wylie Stateman $294,717,137 5 $58,943,427
78 Michael Kirchberger $293,506,292 1 $293,506,292
79 Tom Williams $283,786,332 2 $141,893,166
80 Martin Hernandez $281,763,458 5 $56,352,692
81 Thomas Causey $279,560,624 2 $139,780,312
82 John Marquis $267,668,058 3 $89,222,686
83 Matthew Collinge $265,054,409 6 $44,175,735
84 Derek Vanderhorst $262,665,276 3 $87,555,092
85 Ben Barker $256,505,025 3 $85,501,675
86 Tod A. Maitland $256,393,010 1 $256,393,010
87 Lee Gilmore $255,456,581 2 $127,728,291
88 Peter Miller $252,653,625 3 $84,217,875
89 Tim Gedemer $247,095,503 2 $123,547,752
90 Tom McCarthy, Jr. $242,212,467 1 $242,212,467
91 Hector Gika $241,580,949 4 $60,395,237
92 Martin Cantwell $239,631,306 2 $119,815,653
93 Tony Lamberti $236,854,827 3 $78,951,609
94 Todd Toon $221,432,829 4 $55,358,207
95 Joe Dzuban $220,986,588 2 $110,493,294
96 Dror Mohar $218,855,687 6 $36,475,948
97 Hammond Peek $218,080,025 1 $218,080,025
98 Geoffrey G. Rubay $216,225,744 3 $72,075,248
99 David Esparza $215,581,454 5 $43,116,291
100 Peter Kurland $214,348,482 2 $107,174,241

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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