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Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Domestic Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Visual Effects Supervisors 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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Roger Guyett
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 22 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($936,662,225 in 2015), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($423,315,812 in 2006), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($380,270,577 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($317,575,550 in 2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($309,420,425 in 2007), Star Trek ($257,730,019 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($249,538,952 in 2004), Twister ($241,688,385 in 1996), Star Trek Into Darkness ($228,778,661 in 2013), Saving Private Ryan ($216,335,085 in 1998)

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John Knoll
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($760,507,625 in 2009), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532,177,324 in 2016), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($474,544,677 in 1999), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($423,315,812 in 2006), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($310,676,740 in 2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($305,411,224 in 2003), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($209,397,903 in 2011), Mission: Impossible ($180,981,886 in 1996), Rango ($123,477,607 in 2011), Pacific Rim ($101,802,906 in 2013)

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Joe Letteri
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($760,507,625 in 2009), The Jungle Book ($364,001,123 in 2016), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($303,003,568 in 2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($258,366,855 in 2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($255,119,788 in 2014), King Kong ($218,080,025 in 2005), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($208,545,589 in 2014), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($176,760,185 in 2011), War for the Planet of the Apes ($146,880,162 in 2017), I, Robot ($144,801,023 in 2004)

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Complete List

Rank Name Domestic
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Roger Guyett $4,226,467,862 22 $192,112,176
2 John Knoll $3,560,007,376 12 $296,667,281
3 Joe Letteri $3,011,233,493 14 $215,088,107
4 Sheena Duggal $2,225,838,512 17 $130,931,677
5 Guy Williams $1,983,981,045 4 $495,995,261
6 Dennis Muren $1,958,876,807 11 $178,079,710
7 Janek Sirrs $1,946,216,486 6 $324,369,414
8 Jerome Chen $1,754,057,668 9 $194,895,296
9 Ken Ralston $1,741,256,933 10 $174,125,693
10 Dan Lemmon $1,656,694,684 5 $331,338,937
11 Eric Saindon $1,653,230,987 5 $330,646,197
12 Tim Burke $1,613,634,779 6 $268,939,130
13 Christopher Townsend $1,574,292,999 6 $262,382,167
14 Scott Farrar $1,563,545,930 10 $156,354,593
15 Nick Davis $1,521,357,184 8 $190,169,648
16 John Bruno $1,455,134,876 6 $242,522,479
17 Rob Legato $1,449,742,120 6 $241,623,687
18 Dan DeLeeuw $1,444,765,825 5 $288,953,165
19 Pablo Helman $1,429,574,536 9 $158,841,615
20 Ben Snow $1,404,128,662 6 $234,021,444
21 Charles Gibson $1,340,832,162 8 $167,604,020
22 Stephen Rosenbaum $1,319,932,382 6 $219,988,730
23 Kelvin McIlwain $1,252,249,816 7 $178,892,831
24 Eric Brevig $1,199,828,854 7 $171,404,122
25 Geoffrey Baumann $1,158,647,498 2 $579,323,749
26 Stefen Fangmeier $1,068,239,795 8 $133,529,974
27 John Nelson $1,059,246,314 10 $105,924,631
28 Ken Bielenberg $1,056,493,288 4 $264,123,322
29 Scott Squires $967,246,956 5 $193,449,391
30 Michael J. Wassel $966,934,275 5 $193,386,855
31 Jim Rygiel $961,243,825 6 $160,207,304
32 Paul Kavanagh $936,662,225 1 $936,662,225
33 Paul Franklin $928,733,188 3 $309,577,729
34 Jim Mitchell $926,667,664 6 $154,444,611
35 Bill Westenhofer $883,598,241 5 $176,719,648
36 John 'DJ' DesJardin $882,560,630 6 $147,093,438
37 Scott Stokdyk $865,666,275 5 $173,133,255
38 Tim Alexander $865,050,347 3 $288,350,116
39 Jeff White $838,558,014 3 $279,519,338
40 Steve Goldberg $834,768,781 4 $208,692,195
41 Steve Begg $826,030,243 5 $165,206,049
42 Robert Legato $810,138,935 4 $202,534,734
43 Volker Engel $784,843,786 5 $156,968,757
44 Michael Fink $784,664,938 6 $130,777,490
45 Carey Villegas $777,908,230 5 $155,581,646
46 Steven Quale $760,507,625 1 $760,507,625
47 Jon Farhat $752,866,280 7 $107,552,326
48 Michael Owens $749,796,167 7 $107,113,738
49 Erik Nash $747,641,041 4 $186,910,260
50 Chris Corbould $745,485,658 2 $372,742,829
51 Jonathan Fawkner $722,985,213 2 $361,492,607
52 Philippe Gluckman $718,172,679 3 $239,390,893
53 Jake Morrison $701,622,592 3 $233,874,197
54 Richard Stammers $694,319,429 4 $173,579,857
55 Dan Glass $682,481,419 8 $85,310,177
56 Bill George $680,160,575 4 $170,040,144
57 Richard Edlund $678,457,269 5 $135,691,454
58 Paul Linden $666,900,391 12 $55,575,033
59 Angus Bickerton $656,974,448 7 $93,853,493
60 Nicholas Brooks $653,456,585 4 $163,364,146
61 Charley Henley $639,414,507 3 $213,138,169
62 Kevin Mack $624,196,241 6 $104,032,707
63 Neal Scanlan $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
64 Ben Morris $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
65 Mike Mulholland $620,181,382 1 $620,181,382
66 Stephane Ceretti $615,454,876 4 $153,863,719
67 Adam Valdez $605,408,451 2 $302,704,226
68 John Gaeta $592,304,529 3 $197,434,843
69 Dean Wright $553,446,186 4 $138,361,547
70 Boyd Shermis $552,828,102 6 $92,138,017
71 Patrick McClung $551,152,529 5 $110,230,506
72 Michael J. McAlister $532,684,964 6 $88,780,827
73 Mohen Leo $532,177,324 1 $532,177,324
74 Scott Kersavage $530,680,925 2 $265,340,463
75 Chas Jarrett $521,986,373 5 $104,397,275
76 Richard Hollander $516,547,998 5 $103,309,600
77 John Dykstra $513,539,709 2 $256,769,855
78 Richard Yuricich $511,725,367 4 $127,931,342
79 Robert Stadd $506,803,520 4 $126,700,880
80 Jamie Dixon $489,920,655 9 $54,435,628
81 Chris Chapman $486,295,561 1 $486,295,561
82 Gary Bruins $484,455,039 2 $242,227,520
83 Bruce Jones $477,793,821 9 $53,088,202
84 Patrick Tubach $474,217,737 2 $237,108,869
85 Anders Langlands $462,355,197 2 $231,177,599
86 Jeffrey Kalmus $452,541,779 3 $150,847,260
87 Peter Chiang $443,520,609 9 $49,280,068
88 Ted Rae $438,414,087 2 $219,207,044
89 Eric Barba $428,433,913 5 $85,686,783
90 Kevin McAllister $424,668,047 1 $424,668,047
91 Vanessa Joyce $424,668,047 1 $424,668,047
92 Adrian de Wet $424,668,047 1 $424,668,047
93 Phil Tippett $424,662,640 3 $141,554,213
94 Tom Wood $424,565,290 4 $106,141,323
95 Andrew Jackson $423,662,268 3 $141,220,756
96 Jonathan Rothbart $423,592,806 2 $211,796,403
97 Eric Durst $423,339,247 5 $84,667,849
98 Nathan McGuinness $422,742,435 5 $84,548,487
99 Richard Kidd $420,731,870 2 $210,365,935
100 Scott M. Davids $420,230,294 6 $70,038,382

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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