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Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Lifetime All Technical Roles > Top Worldwide Technical Roles

Top People in Technical Roles at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top Domestic Technical Roles - Top International Technical Roles

This list shows the highest grossing technical roles of all people based on the worldwide 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: The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,439,099 in 2012), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1,045,663,875 in 2011), The Dark Knight ($1,001,620,618 in 2008), The Lion King ($987,451,390 in 1994), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($868,160,194 in 2016), Inception ($832,402,082 in 2010), The Da Vinci Code ($767,820,459 in 2006), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($746,921,271 in 2012)

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John Williams
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 75 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($1,038,812,584 in 1993), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1,027,044,677 in 1999), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974,755,371 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878,979,634 in 2002), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($848,998,877 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial ($792,965,326 in 1982), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($786,598,007 in 1977), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786,558,145 in 2008)

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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 ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Spider-Man 3 ($894,860,230 in 2007), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($879,658,781 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($863,613,101 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($841,775,120 in 2017), Spider-Man ($821,706,375 in 2002), Deadpool ($801,029,249 in 2016), Spider-Man 2 ($795,110,670 in 2004)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 Hans Zimmer $27,718,462,027 96 $288,733,979 Composer
2 John Williams $22,675,073,094 71 $319,367,227 Composer
3 Stan Lee $22,392,709,736 43 $520,760,692 Executive Producer
4 Andy Nelson $19,585,327,520 63 $310,878,215 Re-recording Mixer
5 Christopher Boyes $19,028,452,378 41 $464,108,595 Re-recording Mixer
6 Sarah Halley Finn $18,104,324,123 47 $385,198,386 Casting Director
7 James Newton Howard $17,222,853,298 112 $153,775,476 Composer
8 Christopher Boyes $16,678,608,886 36 $463,294,691 Sound Designer
9 Danny Elfman $15,426,881,945 89 $173,335,752 Composer
10 John Lasseter $15,393,852,327 26 $592,071,243 Executive Producer
11 Randy Thom $15,305,005,495 40 $382,625,137 Sound Designer
12 Bruce Berman $15,273,010,433 86 $177,593,145 Executive Producer
13 Dave Jordan $14,952,153,130 39 $383,388,542 Music Supervisor
14 Jane Jenkins $14,047,454,219 114 $123,223,283 Casting Director
15 Michael Giacchino $14,041,473,162 33 $425,499,187 Composer
16 Michael Semanick $14,032,668,238 46 $305,058,005 Re-recording Mixer
17 Janet Hirshenson $13,999,881,435 108 $129,628,532 Casting Director
18 James Horner $13,906,775,488 102 $136,340,936 Composer
19 Tom Johnson $13,889,237,103 46 $301,939,937 Re-recording Mixer
20 Louis D’Esposito $13,807,627,997 19 $726,717,263 Executive Producer
21 Bob Weinstein $13,735,263,390 206 $66,676,036 Executive Producer
22 Alan Silvestri $13,604,505,614 88 $154,596,655 Composer
23 Gary A. Rizzo $13,533,542,127 32 $422,923,191 Re-recording Mixer
24 Jamie Christopher $13,518,162,443 29 $466,143,533 Assistant Director
25 Kevin Feige $13,500,175,935 17 $794,127,996 Producer
26 Paul Massey $13,432,473,791 54 $248,749,515 Re-recording Mixer
27 Harvey Weinstein $13,431,465,573 206 $65,201,289 Executive Producer
28 John Powell $13,015,144,237 50 $260,302,885 Composer
29 Lora Hirschberg $12,891,226,350 37 $348,411,523 Re-recording Mixer
30 Francine Maisler $12,504,723,920 74 $168,982,756 Casting Director
31 Steven Spielberg $12,174,270,592 44 $276,687,968 Executive Producer
32 Leslee Feldman $12,024,884,292 29 $414,651,182 Casting Director
33 Kenneth Karman $11,988,113,618 101 $118,694,194 Music Editor
34 Roger Guyett $11,780,522,012 22 $535,478,273 Visual Effects Supervisor
35 Chris Corbould $11,682,477,949 21 $556,308,474 Special Effects Supervisor
36 Josh McLaglen $11,624,423,645 40 $290,610,591 Assistant Director
37 Randy Thom $11,605,483,272 33 $351,681,311 Re-recording Mixer
38 John Papsidera $11,469,474,080 48 $238,947,377 Casting Director
39 Debra Zane $11,459,198,262 38 $301,557,849 Casting Director
40 Gary Rydstrom $11,231,503,865 27 $415,981,625 Sound Designer
41 Gary Summers $11,223,981,867 34 $330,117,114 Re-recording Mixer
42 Victoria Alonso $11,208,377,746 12 $934,031,479 Executive Producer
43 Michael Kahn $11,198,886,685 51 $219,586,013 Editor
44 Greg P. Russell $11,172,673,610 43 $259,829,619 Re-recording Mixer
45 Brian Tyler $11,013,935,383 46 $239,433,378 Composer
46 Will Dodds $10,949,820,221 39 $280,764,621 Assistant Director
47 Rick Carter $10,804,314,608 19 $568,648,137 Production Designer
48 Richard Roberts $10,677,603,437 22 $485,345,611 Set Decorator
49 Howard Shore $10,674,006,892 61 $174,983,720 Composer
50 Kathleen Kennedy $10,527,973,242 32 $328,999,164 Producer
51 David Heyman $10,411,198,499 17 $612,423,441 Producer
52 Christopher Boyes $10,282,721,570 12 $856,893,464 Supervising Sound Editor
53 Thomas Tull $10,280,115,059 26 $395,389,041 Executive Producer
54 Anna Behlmer $10,046,154,676 54 $186,039,901 Re-recording Mixer
55 Easton Smith $9,979,084,956 30 $332,636,165 Set Designer
56 Jerry Bruckheimer $9,954,678,914 28 $355,524,247 Producer
57 Steven Spielberg $9,804,517,963 30 $326,817,265 Director
58 Frank A. Montano $9,793,671,822 44 $222,583,451 Re-recording Mixer
59 Denise Chamian $9,745,184,504 44 $221,481,466 Casting Director
60 D.M. Hemphill $9,650,546,917 47 $205,330,785 Re-recording Mixer
61 Ethan Van der Ryn $9,643,697,123 21 $459,223,673 Supervising Sound Editor
62 John Debney $9,619,459,994 86 $111,854,186 Composer
63 Jany Temime $9,547,935,867 15 $636,529,058 Costume Designer
64 Stan Lee $9,463,491,861 15 $630,899,457 Story Creator
65 Joe Letteri $9,445,164,280 13 $726,551,098 Visual Effects Supervisor
66 Deborah L. Scott $9,431,748,286 20 $471,587,414 Costume Designer
67 Kevin Reher $9,406,873,127 14 $671,919,509 Casting Director
68 Spiro Razatos $9,383,148,433 23 $407,962,975 Second Unit Director
69 John Knoll $9,344,047,539 12 $778,670,628 Visual Effects Supervisor
70 Chris Jenkins $9,248,869,305 54 $171,275,358 Re-recording Mixer
71 Toby Emmerich $9,219,767,103 48 $192,078,481 Executive Producer
72 Igor Meglic $9,173,803,079 35 $262,108,659 Second Unit Camera
73 Stuart Craig $9,160,334,166 13 $704,641,090 Production Designer
74 Harry Gregson-Williams $9,158,898,159 46 $199,106,482 Composer
75 Ben Burtt $9,144,749,694 16 $571,546,856 Sound Designer
76 Neal H. Moritz $9,133,154,191 32 $285,411,068 Producer
77 Scott Millan $9,128,952,551 43 $212,301,222 Re-recording Mixer
78 Kevin O'Connell $9,125,765,848 56 $162,960,104 Re-recording Mixer
79 Chad Oman $9,104,177,415 22 $413,826,246 Executive Producer
80 Thomas Newman $9,065,776,062 76 $119,286,527 Composer
81 Dennis Leonard $8,925,588,833 15 $595,039,256 Supervising Sound Editor
82 Brian Smrz $8,868,209,390 24 $369,508,725 Second Unit Director
83 Christophe Beck $8,853,306,095 65 $136,204,709 Composer
84 Neil Corbould $8,838,313,069 24 $368,263,045 Special Effects Supervisor
85 Gregg Landaker $8,755,359,205 36 $243,204,422 Re-recording Mixer
86 Dan Hegeman $8,720,166,623 68 $128,237,744 Sound Effects Editor
87 Alexander Witt $8,684,957,165 25 $347,398,287 Second Unit Director
88 Neil Lamont $8,669,697,628 11 $788,154,330 Supervising Art Director
89 Rick Kline $8,636,912,348 46 $187,758,964 Re-recording Mixer
90 Joanna Johnston $8,636,895,530 27 $319,885,020 Costume Designer
91 Ronna Kress $8,580,983,481 50 $171,619,670 Casting Director
92 Gary Rydstrom $8,555,643,019 20 $427,782,151 Re-recording Mixer
93 Greg Powell $8,504,932,682 18 $472,496,260 Stunt Coordinator
94 Richard King $8,328,557,970 27 $308,465,110 Supervising Sound Editor
95 Tom MacDougall $8,302,692,076 13 $638,668,621 Music Supervisor
96 Andy Gill $8,263,569,793 27 $306,058,140 Stunt Coordinator
97 Frank Marshall $8,119,621,025 31 $261,923,259 Producer
98 Richard King $8,112,901,110 23 $352,734,831 Sound Designer
99 Jeanette Surga $7,984,829,558 46 $173,583,251 Music Editor
100 Charles Roven $7,970,974,927 18 $442,831,940 Producer

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

John Williams: TashTish at en.wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Stan Lee: By Edward Liu (Stan "The Man" Lee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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