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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 98 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 ($564,671,250 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 43 films.
Top films contributed to this record: 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), Spider-Man 3 ($558,329,927 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($545,460,628 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($530,794,568 in 2017), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($513,941,241 in 2014), The Amazing Spider-Man ($495,859,604 in 2012), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($473,800,000 in 2017), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($454,654,931 in 2014)

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Andy Nelson
Best known as a Re-recording Mixer based on credits in that role in 63 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,023,411,357 in 2009), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($569,760,767 in 2016), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($502,098,977 in 2014), Kung Fu Panda 2 ($499,588,484 in 2011), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($485,315,327 in 2011), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($468,728,300 in 2005), Puss in Boots ($405,726,973 in 2011), War of the Worlds ($372,556,181 in 2005), Madagascar ($362,964,045 in 2005)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 Hans Zimmer $16,559,161,366 76 $217,883,702 Composer
2 Stan Lee $13,318,659,210 42 $317,110,934 Executive Producer
3 Andy Nelson $12,328,838,888 60 $205,480,648 Re-recording Mixer
4 John Williams $12,146,903,813 52 $233,594,304 Composer
5 Christopher Boyes $12,079,059,966 35 $345,115,999 Re-recording Mixer
6 Sarah Halley Finn $10,701,990,244 44 $243,227,051 Casting Director
7 Christopher Boyes $10,227,225,407 36 $284,089,595 Sound Designer
8 Randy Thom $9,634,003,320 39 $247,025,726 Sound Designer
9 John Lasseter $9,497,290,499 26 $365,280,404 Executive Producer
10 James Newton Howard $9,037,391,199 71 $127,287,200 Composer
11 Jamie Christopher $8,931,854,390 25 $357,274,176 Assistant Director
12 Dave Jordan $8,660,176,200 37 $234,058,816 Music Supervisor
13 Michael Semanick $8,555,273,105 43 $198,959,840 Re-recording Mixer
14 Michael Giacchino $8,434,073,625 31 $272,066,891 Composer
15 Bruce Berman $8,380,678,569 83 $100,972,031 Executive Producer
16 Louis D’Esposito $8,364,917,103 19 $440,258,795 Executive Producer
17 Kevin Feige $8,230,167,301 17 $484,127,488 Producer
18 Tom Johnson $8,226,993,504 38 $216,499,829 Re-recording Mixer
19 Paul Massey $8,199,934,232 48 $170,831,963 Re-recording Mixer
20 Gary A. Rizzo $8,124,174,062 31 $262,070,131 Re-recording Mixer
21 Danny Elfman $8,008,276,702 57 $140,496,082 Composer
22 John Powell $7,824,068,335 47 $166,469,539 Composer
23 Lora Hirschberg $7,792,044,387 35 $222,629,840 Re-recording Mixer
24 James Horner $7,674,961,775 51 $150,489,447 Composer
25 Brian Tyler $7,591,747,058 42 $180,755,882 Composer
26 Leslee Feldman $7,561,438,933 29 $260,739,274 Casting Director
27 Francine Maisler $7,413,372,455 72 $102,963,506 Casting Director
28 Will Dodds $7,378,649,383 38 $194,174,984 Assistant Director
29 Randy Thom $7,339,556,671 31 $236,759,893 Re-recording Mixer
30 Janet Hirshenson $7,238,297,833 56 $129,255,318 Casting Director
31 Jane Jenkins $7,238,297,833 56 $129,255,318 Casting Director
32 Josh McLaglen $7,098,459,327 29 $244,774,460 Assistant Director
33 Victoria Alonso $7,061,898,611 12 $588,491,551 Executive Producer
34 David Heyman $7,047,969,806 16 $440,498,113 Producer
35 Bob Weinstein $6,990,307,396 141 $49,576,648 Executive Producer
36 Steven Spielberg $6,978,756,101 26 $268,413,696 Executive Producer
37 John Papsidera $6,921,433,896 47 $147,264,551 Casting Director
38 Richard Roberts $6,864,724,245 20 $343,236,212 Set Decorator
39 Chris Corbould $6,858,127,505 16 $428,632,969 Special Effects Supervisor
40 Greg P. Russell $6,840,487,372 37 $184,878,037 Re-recording Mixer
41 Harvey Weinstein $6,787,491,943 141 $48,138,241 Executive Producer
42 Roger Guyett $6,754,216,313 21 $321,629,348 Visual Effects Supervisor
43 Alan Silvestri $6,743,983,568 47 $143,489,012 Composer
44 Gary Summers $6,718,411,554 33 $203,588,229 Re-recording Mixer
45 Jany Temime $6,653,397,190 15 $443,559,813 Costume Designer
46 Debra Zane $6,582,495,628 35 $188,071,304 Casting Director
47 Joe Letteri $6,580,810,949 12 $548,400,912 Visual Effects Supervisor
48 Rick Carter $6,432,767,970 19 $338,566,735 Production Designer
49 Christopher Boyes $6,426,176,527 12 $535,514,711 Supervising Sound Editor
50 Spiro Razatos $6,385,975,225 23 $277,651,097 Second Unit Director
51 Gary Rydstrom $6,364,612,419 24 $265,192,184 Sound Designer
52 Howard Shore $6,359,570,859 37 $171,880,293 Composer
53 Ethan Van der Ryn $6,339,459,213 21 $301,879,010 Supervising Sound Editor
54 Stuart Craig $6,290,878,703 12 $524,239,892 Production Designer
55 Michael Kahn $6,264,551,268 35 $178,987,179 Editor
56 Deborah L. Scott $6,088,814,691 19 $320,463,931 Costume Designer
57 Jerry Bruckheimer $6,037,190,808 28 $215,613,957 Producer
58 Thomas Tull $5,957,151,900 26 $229,121,227 Executive Producer
59 Kenneth Karman $5,821,680,527 50 $116,433,611 Music Editor
60 Denise Chamian $5,821,382,829 42 $138,604,353 Casting Director
61 Igor Meglic $5,801,476,362 32 $181,296,136 Second Unit Camera
62 John Knoll $5,784,260,189 12 $482,021,682 Visual Effects Supervisor
63 Frank A. Montano $5,747,853,113 41 $140,191,539 Re-recording Mixer
64 Chad Oman $5,744,412,028 22 $261,109,638 Executive Producer
65 Dennis Leonard $5,741,408,871 15 $382,760,591 Supervising Sound Editor
66 Greg Powell $5,737,974,496 16 $358,623,406 Stunt Coordinator
67 Anna Behlmer $5,729,119,449 52 $110,175,374 Re-recording Mixer
68 Neal H. Moritz $5,667,029,294 31 $182,807,397 Producer
69 Neil Lamont $5,634,992,412 11 $512,272,037 Supervising Art Director
70 Kevin Reher $5,616,447,113 14 $401,174,794 Casting Director
71 Easton Smith $5,558,267,851 26 $213,779,533 Set Designer
72 Kathleen Kennedy $5,495,588,271 23 $238,938,620 Producer
73 Steven Spielberg $5,467,197,048 26 $210,276,810 Director
74 Brian Smrz $5,451,074,265 24 $227,128,094 Second Unit Director
75 D.M. Hemphill $5,441,128,249 43 $126,537,866 Re-recording Mixer
76 Scott Millan $5,412,278,242 36 $150,341,062 Re-recording Mixer
77 Stan Lee $5,404,398,639 15 $360,293,243 Story Creator
78 Andy Gill $5,384,049,465 25 $215,361,979 Stunt Coordinator
79 Harry Gregson-Williams $5,373,880,705 40 $134,347,018 Composer
80 Neil Corbould $5,337,834,586 23 $232,079,765 Special Effects Supervisor
81 J.K. Rowling $5,337,082,900 8 $667,135,363 Story Creator
82 Alexander Witt $5,327,283,834 24 $221,970,160 Second Unit Director
83 Andrew Lesnie $5,276,437,780 12 $439,703,148 Cinematographer
84 Tom MacDougall $5,250,319,485 13 $403,870,730 Music Supervisor
85 Steve Kloves $5,196,036,338 9 $577,337,371 Screenwriter
86 Simon Crane $5,114,414,749 15 $340,960,983 Stunt Coordinator
87 Henry Jackman $5,066,289,082 26 $194,857,272 Composer
88 Fiona Weir $5,014,400,888 21 $238,780,995 Casting Director
89 Richard King $4,932,355,361 24 $205,514,807 Supervising Sound Editor
90 Erik Aadahl $4,931,745,456 15 $328,783,030 Supervising Sound Editor
91 Gary Rydstrom $4,870,454,108 18 $270,580,784 Re-recording Mixer
92 Joanna Johnston $4,855,598,489 26 $186,753,788 Costume Designer
93 Richard King $4,826,632,849 22 $219,392,402 Sound Designer
94 Peter Jackson $4,819,898,849 11 $438,172,623 Producer
95 Toby Emmerich $4,817,877,612 48 $100,372,450 Executive Producer
96 Thomas Newman $4,812,054,662 39 $123,386,017 Composer
97 Nina Gold $4,808,934,625 40 $120,223,366 Casting Director
98 Alexandre Desplat $4,796,301,425 42 $114,197,653 Composer
99 Tommy Gormley $4,763,043,759 22 $216,501,989 Assistant Director
100 Christian Wagner $4,756,981,646 17 $279,822,450 Editor

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

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