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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 42 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,018,394,847 in 2009), Titanic ($1,548,844,451 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 ($590,394,184 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 28 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), Ready Player One ($442,863,518 in 2018), 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)

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Complete List

Rank Name International
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Christopher Boyes $10,558,519,067 36 $293,292,196
2 Randy Thom $9,633,989,717 40 $240,849,743
3 Gary Rydstrom $6,807,475,937 28 $243,124,141
4 Shannon Mills $6,194,648,984 19 $326,034,157
5 Richard King $4,844,562,109 24 $201,856,755
6 Ben Burtt $4,719,958,973 16 $294,997,436
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 $2,579,832,015 12 $214,986,001
10 Al Nelson $2,497,482,540 8 $312,185,318
11 Glenn Freemantle $2,455,912,863 22 $111,632,403
12 Steve Boeddeker $2,395,233,668 16 $149,702,104
13 Craig Berkey $2,366,263,118 16 $147,891,445
14 Harry Cohen $2,262,391,634 14 $161,599,402
15 Cameron Frankley $2,248,999,351 16 $140,562,459
16 David Farmer $2,227,426,334 7 $318,203,762
17 Paul N. J. Ottosson $2,189,112,827 12 $182,426,069
18 Tim Chau $2,063,780,133 52 $39,688,079
19 Peter Brown $1,990,443,476 6 $331,740,579
20 Ren Klyce $1,875,845,638 10 $187,584,564
21 Tim Nielsen $1,861,746,751 5 $372,349,350
22 Pete Horner $1,845,368,810 5 $369,073,762
23 Will Files $1,759,978,322 7 $251,425,475
24 Dave Whitehead $1,475,581,232 7 $210,797,319
25 Odin Benitez $1,469,004,008 5 $293,800,802
26 Jeremy Peirson $1,424,898,726 7 $203,556,961
27 Charles Maynes $1,420,225,363 22 $64,555,698
28 Dane A. Davis $1,345,751,325 14 $96,125,095
29 Craig Henighan $1,328,602,691 10 $132,860,269
30 Ann Scibelli $1,327,684,227 11 $120,698,566
31 James Boyle $1,315,601,885 3 $438,533,962
32 Jon Title $1,303,262,487 9 $144,806,943
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 $1,063,128,073 12 $88,594,006
38 Ai-Ling Lee $1,006,155,699 5 $201,231,140
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 Lee Gilmore $797,371,371 4 $199,342,843
51 Stephen Hunter Flick $795,393,390 4 $198,848,348
52 Niv Adiri $792,260,767 2 $396,130,384
53 Eric A. Norris $747,865,773 5 $149,573,155
54 Nia Hansen $745,220,146 1 $745,220,146
55 Eugene Gearty $727,514,119 8 $90,939,265
56 Andy Kennedy $659,664,946 3 $219,888,315
57 Karen Triest $651,428,532 6 $108,571,422
58 Tim Walston $646,014,057 13 $49,693,389
59 Leslie Shatz $644,194,208 13 $49,553,401
60 Elliott L. Koretz $642,413,693 7 $91,773,385
61 Tom Ozanich $636,001,070 6 $106,000,178
62 Ben Barker $629,296,978 3 $209,765,659
63 Stephen Robinson $628,132,129 2 $314,066,065
64 John Pospisil $627,456,824 4 $156,864,206
65 Oriol Tarrago $626,158,468 6 $104,359,745
66 Jon Johnson $599,659,771 7 $85,665,682
67 John Marquis $595,653,511 3 $198,551,170
68 Peter Kurland $561,192,631 2 $280,596,316
69 David Acord $552,315,432 3 $184,105,144
70 Martin Hernandez $550,791,355 5 $110,158,271
71 Matthew Collinge $520,878,597 6 $86,813,100
72 Scott Martin Gershin $517,764,945 7 $73,966,421
73 Martin Cantwell $505,675,306 2 $252,837,653
74 Robert L. Sephton $500,768,431 7 $71,538,347
75 Yann Delpuech $484,282,128 3 $161,427,376
76 Alan Rankin $466,480,812 8 $58,310,102
77 Wayne Lemmer $437,958,540 1 $437,958,540
78 Bruce Stambler $431,400,088 4 $107,850,022
79 Jimmy Boyle $431,172,542 3 $143,724,181
80 Jeremy Bowker $423,154,953 4 $105,788,738
81 Glynna Grimala $420,132,129 1 $420,132,129
82 Susen Dudeck $418,000,000 1 $418,000,000
83 Paul Hackner $396,340,750 2 $198,170,375
84 Michael Kirchberger $379,300,000 1 $379,300,000
85 Michael Babcock $378,227,825 7 $54,032,546
86 Michael Kamper $352,950,000 2 $176,475,000
87 Tim Gedemer $350,924,626 2 $175,462,313
88 Dror Mohar $349,755,035 6 $58,292,506
89 Frank A. Montano $349,312,609 1 $349,312,609
90 Jon Taylor $349,312,609 1 $349,312,609
91 Kinson Tsang $335,855,021 3 $111,951,674
92 Hammond Peek $332,437,332 1 $332,437,332
93 Tobias Poppe $331,513,801 3 $110,504,600
94 Stuart Wilson $329,154,939 1 $329,154,939
95 Tod A. Maitland $329,139,674 1 $329,139,674
96 Brandon Jones $324,230,281 4 $81,057,570
97 Nigel Stone $313,800,000 1 $313,800,000
98 Brian Cox $313,800,000 1 $313,800,000
99 Danny Sheehan $310,633,924 2 $155,316,962
100 Koji Kasamatsu $293,769,342 3 $97,923,114

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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