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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 21 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 Darker ($266,547,533 in 2017), Pearl Harbor ($250,700,000 in 2001), Meet the Fockers ($237,400,000 in 2004), National Treasure 2: 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), Dracula Untold ($164,249,843 in 2014)

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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 $4,711,222,187 21 $224,343,914
3 John Schwartzman $3,813,365,545 23 $165,798,502
4 Stephen F. Windon $3,669,237,069 7 $524,176,724
5 Bill Pope $3,291,377,445 16 $205,711,090
6 Janusz Kaminski $3,148,522,499 22 $143,114,659
7 Russell Carpenter $3,120,018,731 18 $173,334,374
8 Amir Mokri $3,019,026,928 16 $188,689,183
9 Dean Cundey $2,920,120,514 24 $121,671,688
10 Dean Semler $2,897,966,677 32 $90,561,459
11 Jeremy Lasky $2,867,255,572 8 $358,406,947
12 David Tattersall $2,864,743,181 21 $136,416,342
13 Mauro Fiore $2,842,015,468 17 $167,177,380
14 Ben Davis $2,436,880,963 16 $152,305,060
15 Don Burgess $2,335,016,530 26 $89,808,328
16 Guillermo Navarro $2,310,970,694 13 $177,766,976
17 Dan Mindel $2,285,793,484 12 $190,482,790
18 John Seale $2,261,224,403 14 $161,516,029
19 Seamus McGarvey $2,237,343,743 17 $131,608,455
20 Roger Deakins $2,222,793,138 25 $88,911,726
21 Philippe Rousselot $2,117,598,108 18 $117,644,339
22 Roger Pratt $2,067,155,581 8 $258,394,448
23 Wally Pfister $2,015,887,286 9 $223,987,476
24 John Mathieson $1,959,594,066 16 $122,474,629
25 John Toll $1,946,102,798 15 $129,740,187
26 Robert Elswit $1,848,757,838 21 $88,036,088
27 Javier Aguirresarobe $1,841,162,803 14 $131,511,629
28 Eduardo Serra $1,802,242,941 5 $360,448,588
29 Phil Meheux $1,776,344,148 10 $177,634,415
30 Newton Thomas Sigel $1,773,538,901 17 $104,325,818
31 Robert Richardson $1,762,920,113 21 $83,948,577
32 Salvatore Totino $1,758,845,308 12 $146,570,442
33 Renato Falcao $1,699,223,975 6 $283,203,996
34 Larry Fong $1,660,370,133 8 $207,546,267
35 Sharon Calahan $1,653,062,464 5 $330,612,493
36 Tobias Schliessler $1,594,317,832 11 $144,937,985
37 Hoyte Van Hoytema $1,591,875,920 7 $227,410,846
38 Donald M. McAlpine $1,590,442,631 15 $106,029,509
39 Trent Opaloch $1,563,257,035 6 $260,542,839
40 James Cameron $1,548,943,366 1 $1,548,943,366
41 Richard A. Harris $1,548,943,366 1 $1,548,943,366
42 Conrad Buff $1,548,943,366 1 $1,548,943,366
43 Matthew Libatique $1,494,423,650 16 $93,401,478
44 Simon Duggan $1,465,872,018 8 $183,234,002
45 Michael Seresin $1,447,601,203 7 $206,800,172
46 Oliver Wood $1,423,909,957 19 $74,942,629
47 Paul Cameron $1,306,820,342 10 $130,682,034
48 Tom Stern $1,304,512,773 17 $76,736,045
49 Emmanuel Lubezki $1,300,750,345 16 $81,296,897
50 Dante Spinotti $1,296,459,915 17 $76,262,348
51 Patrick Lin $1,288,990,743 3 $429,663,581
52 Claudio Miranda $1,268,386,936 8 $158,548,367
53 Ben Seresin $1,226,904,192 7 $175,272,027
54 Bojan Bazelli $1,153,546,474 11 $104,867,861
55 Florian Ballhaus $1,133,804,843 13 $87,215,757
56 Mitchell Amundsen $1,111,367,981 11 $101,033,453
57 Haris Zambarloukos $1,083,226,285 5 $216,645,257
58 Dion Beebe $1,072,092,380 13 $82,468,645
59 Phedon Papamichael $1,060,396,414 19 $55,810,338
60 Bruno Delbonnel $1,039,137,691 7 $148,448,242
61 Stuart Dryburgh $1,021,058,555 13 $78,542,966
62 Rodrigo Prieto $1,015,639,399 12 $84,636,617
63 Karl Walter Lindenlaub $1,005,237,118 12 $83,769,760
64 Lawrence Sher $992,815,799 11 $90,255,982
65 Andrew Dunn $950,349,929 14 $67,882,138
66 Jo Willems $938,381,743 5 $187,676,349
67 Peter Andrews $931,591,748 11 $84,690,159
68 Adam Greenberg $930,241,990 11 $84,567,454
69 Greig Fraser $928,375,423 8 $116,046,928
70 Ueli Steiger $924,456,099 8 $115,557,012
71 Michael Ballhaus $908,619,722 12 $75,718,310
72 Peter Menzies $893,699,028 6 $148,949,838
73 Slawomir Idziak $884,240,247 6 $147,373,375
74 Michael Barrett $883,350,172 15 $58,890,011
75 Shelly Johnson $881,574,172 10 $88,157,417
76 Danny Cohen $878,016,892 8 $109,752,112
77 Scott Beattie $873,496,971 1 $873,496,971
78 Robert Yeoman $863,575,006 15 $57,571,667
79 Jonathan Sela $848,315,918 7 $121,187,988
80 Stephen Goldblatt $840,215,744 12 $70,017,979
81 Tak Fujimoto $826,238,962 8 $103,279,870
82 Thierry Arbogast $821,254,153 10 $82,125,415
83 Peter Deming $821,214,514 14 $58,658,180
84 Rob Dressel $820,380,164 2 $410,190,082
85 Kramer Morgenthau $788,640,376 3 $262,880,125
86 Julio Macat $785,362,495 15 $52,357,500
87 Matt Aspbury $772,500,000 2 $386,250,000
88 Caleb Deschanel $765,722,947 11 $69,611,177
89 Barry Peterson $765,121,545 13 $58,855,503
90 Douglas Slocombe $743,666,000 6 $123,944,333
91 Robert Anderson $737,428,391 2 $368,714,196
92 Allen Daviau $709,554,772 7 $101,364,967
93 Lula Carvalho $705,955,515 5 $141,191,103
94 Steve Yedlin $698,489,076 9 $77,609,897
95 Henry Braham $698,025,749 3 $232,675,250
96 Brian Leach $678,652,726 1 $678,652,726
97 Darius Khondji $637,693,063 13 $49,053,313
98 Jack N. Green $621,917,121 12 $51,826,427
99 Theo Van de Sande $613,287,265 13 $47,175,943
100 Barry Ackroyd $613,248,088 12 $51,104,007

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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