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Top Grossing Sound Designer at the International Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top Domestic Sound Designers - Top International Art Directors - Top International Assistant Directors - Top International Associate Producers - Top International Casting Directors - Top International Cinematographers - 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 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 Sound Designers

This list shows the highest grossing Sound Designers 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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Christopher Boyes
Best known as a Re-recording Mixer based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,023,411,357 in 2009), Titanic ($1,548,941,295 in 1997), The Avengers ($896,200,000 in 2012), 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), Coco ($522,649,799 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy ($437,879,223 in 2014), Armageddon ($353,021,818 in 1998), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($329,542,879 in 2003), Iron Man 2 ($308,723,058 in 2010)

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Randy Thom
Best known as a Sound Designer based on credits in that role in 40 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Ice Age: Continental Drift ($718,443,294 in 2012), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ($663,128,152 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($616,991,754 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($606,898,042 in 2005), Shrek 2 ($495,781,885 in 2004), Ice Age: The Meltdown ($456,568,661 in 2006), How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($437,583,346 in 2014), Ratatouille ($420,104,041 in 2007), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($419,505,894 in 2008), The Croods ($385,900,000 in 2013)

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Gary Rydstrom
Best known as a Sound Designer based on credits in that role in 27 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($1,122,000,000 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($643,104,279 in 1993), Finding Nemo ($555,900,000 in 2003), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($485,315,327 in 2011), Brave ($317,324,350 in 2012), Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($311,955,722 in 1991), Wreck-It Ralph ($307,098,844 in 2012), Monsters, Inc. ($270,334,294 in 2001), Saving Private Ryan ($268,700,000 in 1998), Toy Story 2 ($265,506,097 in 1999)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Christopher Boyes $10,495,888,036 36 $291,552,445
2 Randy Thom $9,634,003,320 40 $240,850,083
3 Gary Rydstrom $6,364,612,419 27 $235,726,386
4 Richard King $4,834,696,369 24 $201,445,682
5 Ben Burtt $4,719,958,973 16 $294,997,436
6 Shannon Mills $4,047,129,940 12 $337,260,828
7 Ethan Van der Ryn $3,440,581,070 12 $286,715,089
8 Erik Aadahl $3,334,951,366 15 $222,330,091
9 Tom Myers $2,579,837,070 12 $214,986,423
10 Glenn Freemantle $2,463,410,371 22 $111,973,199
11 Steve Boeddeker $2,394,358,591 16 $149,647,412
12 Craig Berkey $2,362,038,570 16 $147,627,411
13 Harry Cohen $2,257,513,334 13 $173,654,872
14 Cameron Frankley $2,247,871,752 16 $140,491,985
15 David Farmer $2,227,426,334 7 $318,203,762
16 Paul N. J. Ottosson $2,169,219,871 12 $180,768,323
17 Tim Chau $2,062,755,898 52 $39,668,383
18 Al Nelson $2,061,198,909 7 $294,456,987
19 Peter Brown $1,990,443,476 6 $331,740,579
20 Tim Nielsen $1,861,774,090 5 $372,354,818
21 Ren Klyce $1,827,820,044 9 $203,091,116
22 Will Files $1,759,951,084 7 $251,421,583
23 Dave Whitehead $1,475,581,232 7 $210,797,319
24 Odin Benitez $1,469,004,008 5 $293,800,802
25 Jeremy Peirson $1,424,400,960 7 $203,485,851
26 Charles Maynes $1,420,092,349 22 $64,549,652
27 Pete Horner $1,412,527,498 4 $353,131,875
28 Dane A. Davis $1,345,799,887 14 $96,128,563
29 Craig Henighan $1,328,555,274 10 $132,855,527
30 Ann Scibelli $1,326,768,274 11 $120,615,298
31 James Boyle $1,315,601,885 3 $438,533,962
32 Jon Title $1,302,279,361 9 $144,697,707
33 Jason W. Jennings $1,286,451,137 6 $214,408,523
34 Stephen P. Robinson $1,152,125,840 3 $384,041,947
35 Daniel Pagan $1,101,699,592 3 $367,233,197
36 Tom Sayers $1,097,896,680 5 $219,579,336
37 Richard Beggs $1,063,021,850 12 $88,585,154
38 Ai-Ling Lee $1,008,029,537 5 $201,605,907
39 Michael Fentum $978,831,914 3 $326,277,305
40 Christopher Scarabosio $957,363,786 8 $119,670,473
41 Oliver Tarney $946,758,000 4 $236,689,500
42 Chuck Michael $935,576,311 5 $187,115,262
43 Mark Mangini $918,132,061 9 $102,014,673
44 Scott Hecker $914,754,000 2 $457,377,000
45 Peter Staubli $901,074,532 4 $225,268,633
46 Wayne Pashley $893,862,091 5 $178,772,418
47 Lon Bender $871,058,266 9 $96,784,252
48 David C. Hughes $843,607,453 2 $421,803,727
49 Warren Hendriks $825,258,540 2 $412,629,270
50 Stephen Hunter Flick $795,393,390 4 $198,848,348
51 Niv Adiri $792,260,767 2 $396,130,384
52 Eric A. Norris $747,865,773 5 $149,573,155
53 Nia Hansen $745,220,146 1 $745,220,146
54 Eugene Gearty $728,242,507 8 $91,030,313
55 Andy Kennedy $659,664,946 3 $219,888,315
56 Karen Triest $651,428,532 6 $108,571,422
57 Leslie Shatz $644,194,208 13 $49,553,401
58 Elliott L. Koretz $642,413,693 7 $91,773,385
59 Ben Barker $629,296,978 3 $209,765,659
60 Stephen Robinson $628,132,129 2 $314,066,065
61 John Pospisil $627,279,328 4 $156,819,832
62 Tom Ozanich $625,516,600 6 $104,252,767
63 Jon Johnson $599,659,771 7 $85,665,682
64 John Marquis $595,653,511 3 $198,551,170
65 Lee Gilmore $589,497,735 2 $294,748,868
66 Peter Kurland $561,192,631 2 $280,596,316
67 Martin Hernandez $550,791,355 5 $110,158,271
68 David Acord $541,488,403 3 $180,496,134
69 Matthew Collinge $520,878,597 6 $86,813,100
70 Scott Martin Gershin $517,764,945 7 $73,966,421
71 Martin Cantwell $505,675,306 2 $252,837,653
72 Robert L. Sephton $500,635,417 7 $71,519,345
73 Yann Delpuech $484,282,128 3 $161,427,376
74 Alan Rankin $466,480,812 8 $58,310,102
75 Wayne Lemmer $437,958,540 1 $437,958,540
76 Bruce Stambler $431,400,088 4 $107,850,022
77 Jimmy Boyle $431,172,542 3 $143,724,181
78 Jeremy Bowker $423,168,556 4 $105,792,139
79 Glynna Grimala $420,132,129 1 $420,132,129
80 Susen Dudeck $418,000,000 1 $418,000,000
81 Tim Walston $415,939,649 12 $34,661,637
82 Paul Hackner $396,340,750 2 $198,170,375
83 Michael Kirchberger $379,300,000 1 $379,300,000
84 Michael Babcock $378,319,037 7 $54,045,577
85 Michael Kamper $352,950,000 2 $176,475,000
86 Tim Gedemer $350,924,626 2 $175,462,313
87 Dror Mohar $349,755,035 6 $58,292,506
88 Jon Taylor $349,312,609 1 $349,312,609
89 Frank A. Montano $349,312,609 1 $349,312,609
90 Hammond Peek $332,437,332 1 $332,437,332
91 Tobias Poppe $331,513,801 3 $110,504,600
92 Stuart Wilson $329,154,939 1 $329,154,939
93 Tod A. Maitland $329,139,674 1 $329,139,674
94 Nigel Stone $313,800,000 1 $313,800,000
95 Brian Cox $313,800,000 1 $313,800,000
96 Danny Sheehan $310,633,924 2 $155,316,962
97 Koji Kasamatsu $293,769,342 3 $97,923,114
98 Bill R. Dean $285,000,000 2 $142,500,000
99 Doobie White $280,509,214 1 $280,509,214
100 John Loranger $280,509,214 1 $280,509,214

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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