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Top Grossing Cinematographer at the International Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top Domestic Cinematographers - Top International Art Directors - Top International Assistant Directors - Top International Associate Producers - Top International Casting Directors - Top International Co-Producers - Top International Composers - Top International Costume Designers - Top International Dialogue Editors - Top International Directors - Top International Editors - Top International Executive Producers - Top International Make-up and Hair Designers - Top International Music Editors - Top International Music Supervisors - Top International Producers - Top International Production Designers - Top International Re-recording Mixers - Top International Screenwriters - Top International Set Decorators - Top International Set Designers - Top International Sound Designers - Top International Sound Effects Editors - Top International Sound Mixers - Top International Story Creators - Top International Stunt Coordinators - Top International Supervising Sound Editors - Top International Unit Production Managers - Top International Visual Effects Supervisors - Top Worldwide Cinematographers

This list shows the highest grossing Cinematographers 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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Andrew Lesnie
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($763,557,436 in 2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($714,000,000 in 2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($702,000,000 in 2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($700,000,000 in 2014), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ($592,150,661 in 2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($571,666,235 in 2001), King Kong ($332,437,332 in 2005), I am Legend ($329,139,674 in 2007), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($306,100,000 in 2011), The Last Airbender ($187,941,694 in 2010)

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Dariusz Wolski
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 22 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($804,600,000 in 2011), Alice in Wonderland ($691,300,000 in 2010), 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 Martian ($435,418,242 in 2015), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($329,542,879 in 2003), Prometheus ($275,971,181 in 2012), Exodus: Gods and Kings ($203,300,000 in 2014), Alien: Covenant ($164,600,000 in 2017), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ($100,431,771 in 2007)

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John Schwartzman
Best known as a Cinematographer based on credits in that role in 23 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Jurassic World ($1,019,442,583 in 2015), The Amazing Spider-Man ($495,859,604 in 2012), Armageddon ($353,021,818 in 1998), Fifty Shades Freed ($270,119,944 in 2018), Fifty Shades Darker ($266,647,957 in 2017), Pearl Harbor ($250,700,000 in 2001), Meet the Fockers ($237,400,000 in 2004), National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($237,364,303 in 2007), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($224,987,342 in 2009), The Rock ($202,000,000 in 1996)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Andrew Lesnie $5,276,437,780 13 $405,879,829
2 Dariusz Wolski $4,739,695,172 22 $215,440,690
3 John Schwartzman $4,083,821,932 23 $177,557,475
4 Janusz Kaminski $3,687,064,406 22 $167,593,837
5 Stephen F. Windon $3,670,337,375 7 $524,333,911
6 Bill Pope $3,291,996,817 18 $182,888,712
7 Russell Carpenter $3,119,857,967 19 $164,203,051
8 Amir Mokri $3,019,694,898 18 $167,760,828
9 Jeremy Lasky $2,923,720,296 8 $365,465,037
10 Dean Cundey $2,923,207,059 25 $116,928,282
11 Trent Opaloch $2,907,328,073 6 $484,554,679
12 Dean Semler $2,897,966,677 32 $90,561,459
13 David Tattersall $2,866,417,993 21 $136,496,095
14 Mauro Fiore $2,839,803,186 19 $149,463,326
15 Ben Davis $2,535,833,376 16 $158,489,586
16 Dan Mindel $2,517,786,522 12 $209,815,544
17 Don Burgess $2,474,950,413 26 $95,190,401
18 Seamus McGarvey $2,454,342,151 18 $136,352,342
19 Guillermo Navarro $2,310,970,694 13 $177,766,976
20 John Seale $2,261,223,260 14 $161,515,947
21 Roger Deakins $2,230,185,876 25 $89,207,435
22 Philippe Rousselot $2,117,598,108 19 $111,452,532
23 Roger Pratt $2,067,155,581 8 $258,394,448
24 Wally Pfister $2,015,887,286 9 $223,987,476
25 John Mathieson $1,959,289,901 17 $115,252,347
26 John Toll $1,946,102,798 15 $129,740,187
27 Renato Falcao $1,904,800,827 6 $317,466,805
28 Robert Elswit $1,851,855,635 22 $84,175,256
29 Javier Aguirresarobe $1,841,354,797 15 $122,756,986
30 Eduardo Serra $1,802,242,941 5 $360,448,588
31 Phil Meheux $1,776,344,148 10 $177,634,415
32 Newton Thomas Sigel $1,773,538,901 17 $104,325,818
33 Robert Richardson $1,765,641,935 23 $76,767,041
34 Salvatore Totino $1,759,491,637 12 $146,624,303
35 Larry Fong $1,660,322,347 8 $207,540,293
36 Sharon Calahan $1,653,070,199 5 $330,614,040
37 Tobias Schliessler $1,626,498,492 11 $147,863,499
38 Donald M. McAlpine $1,590,441,789 15 $106,029,453
39 Hoyte Van Hoytema $1,585,495,287 7 $226,499,327
40 Richard A. Harris $1,548,844,451 1 $1,548,844,451
41 Conrad Buff $1,548,844,451 1 $1,548,844,451
42 James Cameron $1,548,844,451 1 $1,548,844,451
43 Matthew Libatique $1,494,423,650 17 $87,907,274
44 Simon Duggan $1,467,411,517 8 $183,426,440
45 Michael Seresin $1,447,537,950 7 $206,791,136
46 Oliver Wood $1,427,038,193 21 $67,954,200
47 Haris Zambarloukos $1,417,096,780 8 $177,137,098
48 Paul Cameron $1,368,400,927 10 $136,840,093
49 Tom Stern $1,324,358,787 17 $77,903,458
50 Emmanuel Lubezki $1,300,797,081 16 $81,299,818
51 Dante Spinotti $1,296,824,870 19 $68,253,941
52 Patrick Lin $1,293,003,822 3 $431,001,274
53 Claudio Miranda $1,271,173,097 9 $141,241,455
54 Jonathan Sela $1,243,633,476 7 $177,661,925
55 Ben Seresin $1,224,131,829 7 $174,875,976
56 Florian Ballhaus $1,167,650,239 14 $83,403,589
57 Steve Yedlin $1,166,399,734 9 $129,599,970
58 Bojan Bazelli $1,153,546,474 11 $104,867,861
59 Bruno Delbonnel $1,126,515,379 7 $160,930,768
60 Mitchell Amundsen $1,121,720,765 12 $93,476,730
61 Phedon Papamichael $1,081,072,472 19 $56,898,551
62 Dion Beebe $1,072,325,028 13 $82,486,541
63 Matt Aspbury $1,065,494,184 2 $532,747,092
64 Jo Willems $1,037,466,264 5 $207,493,253
65 Stuart Dryburgh $1,026,079,580 14 $73,291,399
66 Rodrigo Prieto $1,020,681,747 12 $85,056,812
67 Karl Walter Lindenlaub $1,007,601,912 12 $83,966,826
68 Gyula Pados $1,002,871,735 6 $167,145,289
69 Lawrence Sher $992,815,799 11 $90,255,982
70 Andrew Dunn $958,431,466 15 $63,895,431
71 Greig Fraser $943,896,624 9 $104,877,403
72 Peter Andrews $938,003,835 12 $78,166,986
73 Adam Greenberg $930,241,990 11 $84,567,454
74 Ueli Steiger $924,456,099 9 $102,717,344
75 Michael Barrett $917,952,439 17 $53,997,202
76 Michael Ballhaus $908,619,722 12 $75,718,310
77 Peter Menzies $893,699,028 6 $148,949,838
78 Danny Cohen $892,796,703 9 $99,199,634
79 Shelly Johnson $890,332,053 11 $80,939,278
80 Slawomir Idziak $884,240,247 6 $147,373,375
81 Scott Beattie $873,496,971 1 $873,496,971
82 Robert Yeoman $863,575,006 16 $53,973,438
83 Stephen Goldblatt $840,215,744 12 $70,017,979
84 George Richmond $829,446,548 5 $165,889,310
85 Tak Fujimoto $826,238,962 8 $103,279,870
86 Thierry Arbogast $821,280,864 10 $82,128,086
87 Peter Deming $821,165,952 15 $54,744,397
88 Rob Dressel $820,212,509 2 $410,106,255
89 Julio Macat $816,595,340 16 $51,037,209
90 Barry Peterson $814,489,915 14 $58,177,851
91 Kramer Morgenthau $788,640,376 4 $197,160,094
92 Caleb Deschanel $766,292,673 11 $69,662,970
93 Oscar Faura $755,547,997 5 $151,109,599
94 Douglas Slocombe $743,666,000 6 $123,944,333
95 Robert Anderson $737,428,391 2 $368,714,196
96 Lula Carvalho $711,931,080 6 $118,655,180
97 Allen Daviau $709,554,772 7 $101,364,967
98 Henry Braham $697,302,362 3 $232,434,121
99 Brian Leach $678,620,166 1 $678,620,166
100 Rachel Morrison $649,309,694 11 $59,028,154

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.

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