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Top People in Technical Roles at the International Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top Domestic Technical Roles - Top Worldwide Technical Roles

This list shows the highest grossing technical roles of all people based on the international 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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Hans Zimmer
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 99 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($804,600,000 in 2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($654,000,000 in 2007), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($642,900,000 in 2006), The Dark Knight Rises ($636,300,000 in 2012), The Lion King ($564,633,077 in 1994), The Da Vinci Code ($550,284,321 in 2006), Inception ($539,825,887 in 2010), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($537,800,000 in 2016), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($530,529,789 in 2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($506,142,403 in 2014)

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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,342,944,461 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($949,212,854 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($806,400,000 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($745,220,146 in 2016), Black Panther ($647,011,693 in 2018), Spider-Man 3 ($558,329,927 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($546,009,289 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($535,591,994 in 2017), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($513,941,241 in 2014), The Amazing Spider-Man ($495,859,604 in 2012)

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John Williams
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 76 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($697,910,658 in 2017), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($657,179,821 in 2001), Jurassic Park ($643,104,279 in 1993), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($616,991,754 in 2002), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($552,500,000 in 1999), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($547,149,597 in 2004), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($469,534,294 in 2008), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($468,728,300 in 2005), Ready Player One ($441,603,274 in 2018)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 Hans Zimmer $16,573,790,949 76 $218,076,197 Composer
2 Stan Lee $15,312,440,480 44 $348,010,011 Executive Producer
3 John Williams $13,493,962,353 55 $245,344,770 Composer
4 Sarah Halley Finn $13,067,080,510 49 $266,675,112 Casting Director
5 Christopher Boyes $12,841,940,717 36 $356,720,575 Re-recording Mixer
6 Andy Nelson $12,758,215,499 61 $209,151,074 Re-recording Mixer
7 Tom Johnson $11,590,771,056 43 $269,552,815 Re-recording Mixer
8 Dave Jordan $10,649,421,173 39 $273,062,081 Music Supervisor
9 Christopher Boyes $10,555,944,116 36 $293,220,670 Sound Designer
10 Kevin Feige $10,375,021,559 20 $518,751,078 Producer
11 Louis D’Esposito $10,358,783,936 21 $493,275,426 Executive Producer
12 John Lasseter $10,161,947,000 27 $376,368,407 Executive Producer
13 Michael Giacchino $9,865,025,335 33 $298,940,162 Composer
14 Michael Semanick $9,637,223,748 46 $209,504,864 Re-recording Mixer
15 Randy Thom $9,633,971,352 39 $247,024,906 Sound Designer
16 Jamie Christopher $9,629,765,048 26 $370,375,579 Assistant Director
17 James Newton Howard $9,139,148,705 73 $125,193,818 Composer
18 Victoria Alonso $9,055,779,984 14 $646,841,427 Executive Producer
19 Bruce Berman $8,963,448,006 86 $104,226,140 Executive Producer
20 Danny Elfman $8,349,578,186 61 $136,878,331 Composer
21 John Powell $8,202,225,521 48 $170,879,698 Composer
22 Paul Massey $8,200,952,557 48 $170,853,178 Re-recording Mixer
23 Gary A. Rizzo $8,128,843,857 31 $262,220,770 Re-recording Mixer
24 Alan Silvestri $8,091,259,221 48 $168,567,900 Composer
25 Steve Durkee $7,913,040,921 19 $416,475,838 Music Editor
26 Lora Hirschberg $7,796,124,977 35 $222,746,428 Re-recording Mixer
27 Steven Spielberg $7,749,323,192 28 $276,761,543 Executive Producer
28 Richard Roberts $7,661,420,119 22 $348,246,369 Set Decorator
29 James Horner $7,640,847,327 50 $152,816,947 Composer
30 Brian Tyler $7,595,725,623 42 $180,850,610 Composer
31 Leslee Feldman $7,580,867,672 29 $261,409,230 Casting Director
32 Stan Lee $7,545,876,339 18 $419,215,352 Story Creator
33 Francine Maisler $7,455,097,568 75 $99,401,301 Casting Director
34 Lee Gilmore $7,398,260,648 39 $189,698,991 Sound Effects Editor
35 Will Dodds $7,394,311,936 38 $194,587,156 Assistant Director
36 Randy Thom $7,341,870,586 31 $236,834,535 Re-recording Mixer
37 Josh Gold $7,338,971,667 20 $366,948,583 Sound Effects Editor
38 Shannon Mills $7,244,207,240 14 $517,443,374 Supervising Sound Editor
39 Jane Jenkins $7,238,336,085 58 $124,798,898 Casting Director
40 Janet Hirshenson $7,238,297,587 57 $126,987,677 Casting Director
41 Bob Weinstein $7,234,953,955 144 $50,242,736 Executive Producer
42 David Heyman $7,129,485,118 16 $445,592,820 Producer
43 John Papsidera $6,982,418,595 49 $142,498,339 Casting Director
44 Josh McLaglen $6,966,646,127 28 $248,808,790 Assistant Director
45 Joe Letteri $6,915,854,367 13 $531,988,797 Visual Effects Supervisor
46 Harvey Weinstein $6,879,434,390 143 $48,107,933 Executive Producer
47 Greg P. Russell $6,840,487,372 37 $184,878,037 Re-recording Mixer
48 Gary Rydstrom $6,806,215,693 25 $272,248,628 Sound Designer
49 Michael Kahn $6,801,819,170 37 $183,832,951 Editor
50 Randall Wilkins $6,735,395,777 42 $160,366,566 Set Designer
51 Gary Summers $6,710,833,097 33 $203,358,579 Re-recording Mixer
52 Debra Zane $6,701,046,610 36 $186,140,184 Casting Director
53 Jany Temime $6,656,243,123 16 $416,015,195 Costume Designer
54 Igor Meglic $6,599,460,940 34 $194,101,792 Second Unit Camera
55 Ethan Van der Ryn $6,569,281,000 22 $298,603,682 Supervising Sound Editor
56 Rick Carter $6,520,858,895 20 $326,042,945 Production Designer
57 Christopher Boyes $6,418,521,243 12 $534,876,770 Supervising Sound Editor
58 Spiro Razatos $6,387,027,745 23 $277,696,858 Second Unit Director
59 Howard Shore $6,363,366,645 38 $167,457,017 Composer
60 Kathleen Kennedy $6,305,378,909 24 $262,724,121 Producer
61 Stuart Craig $6,289,521,416 12 $524,126,785 Production Designer
62 Kevin Reher $6,281,485,649 15 $418,765,710 Casting Director
63 Shannon Mills $6,193,556,223 18 $344,086,457 Sound Designer
64 Deborah L. Scott $6,096,866,233 20 $304,843,312 Costume Designer
65 Roger Guyett $6,073,819,587 21 $289,229,504 Visual Effects Supervisor
66 Jerry Bruckheimer $6,057,049,013 29 $208,863,759 Producer
67 Andy Gill $6,032,113,678 26 $232,004,372 Stunt Coordinator
68 Frank A. Montano $6,024,106,466 43 $140,095,499 Re-recording Mixer
69 Steven Spielberg $6,004,464,950 28 $214,445,177 Director
70 Thomas Tull $5,960,059,793 26 $229,233,069 Executive Producer
71 Kenneth Karman $5,951,051,043 51 $116,687,275 Music Editor
72 Denise Chamian $5,818,333,098 43 $135,310,072 Casting Director
73 Nina Gold $5,780,778,327 46 $125,669,094 Casting Director
74 Neil Corbould $5,779,437,860 24 $240,809,911 Special Effects Supervisor
75 John Knoll $5,776,686,486 12 $481,390,541 Visual Effects Supervisor
76 Chad Oman $5,764,270,233 23 $250,620,445 Executive Producer
77 Dennis Leonard $5,755,234,167 15 $383,682,278 Supervising Sound Editor
78 Greg Powell $5,737,770,434 16 $358,610,652 Stunt Coordinator
79 Chris Corbould $5,736,127,505 15 $382,408,500 Special Effects Supervisor
80 Anna Behlmer $5,730,333,454 52 $110,198,720 Re-recording Mixer
81 Neal H. Moritz $5,668,156,838 31 $182,843,769 Producer
82 Henry Jackman $5,639,758,693 26 $216,913,796 Composer
83 Neil Lamont $5,634,992,412 11 $512,272,037 Supervising Art Director
84 Jeffrey Ford $5,631,861,151 11 $511,987,377 Editor
85 D.M. Hemphill $5,582,371,180 43 $129,822,586 Re-recording Mixer
86 Easton Smith $5,556,814,824 26 $213,723,647 Set Designer
87 Jed Loughran $5,513,416,225 19 $290,179,801 Sound Effects Editor
88 Brian Smrz $5,451,074,265 24 $227,128,094 Second Unit Director
89 Scott Millan $5,412,278,242 36 $150,341,062 Re-recording Mixer
90 Harry Gregson-Williams $5,410,521,171 42 $128,821,933 Composer
91 Natalie Lyon $5,372,299,989 13 $413,253,845 Casting Director
92 J.K. Rowling $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363 Story Creator
93 Alexander Witt $5,327,283,834 24 $221,970,160 Second Unit Director
94 Gary Rydstrom $5,312,057,382 19 $279,581,967 Re-recording Mixer
95 Andrew Lesnie $5,276,437,780 12 $439,703,148 Cinematographer
96 Juan Peralta $5,275,142,648 17 $310,302,509 Re-recording Mixer
97 Tom MacDougall $5,254,118,184 13 $404,162,937 Music Supervisor
98 Frank Marshall $5,220,739,867 23 $226,988,690 Producer
99 Toby Emmerich $5,207,989,701 51 $102,117,445 Executive Producer
100 Chris Munro $5,203,910,320 26 $200,150,397 Sound Mixer

The International Market is defined as all territories excluding 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.

Image attributions

Hans Zimmer: Richard Yaussi [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

John Williams: TashTish at en.wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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