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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 99 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 ($986,418,360 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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Stan Lee
Best known as an Executive Producer based on credits in that role in 46 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,019,451,862 in 2018), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Black Panther ($1,346,912,686 in 2018), 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 ($880,210,429 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($862,888,462 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($850,650,283 in 2017), Spider-Man ($821,706,375 in 2002)

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John Williams
Best known as a Composer based on credits in that role in 76 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,092,040 in 2017), 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), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786,635,413 in 2008)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average Role
1 Hans Zimmer $27,735,391,873 96 $288,910,332 Composer
2 Stan Lee $25,766,980,124 45 $572,599,558 Executive Producer
3 John Williams $24,650,252,139 74 $333,111,515 Composer
4 Sarah Halley Finn $21,967,993,271 51 $430,744,966 Casting Director
5 Christopher Boyes $20,155,403,778 42 $479,890,566 Re-recording Mixer
6 Andy Nelson $20,152,018,979 64 $314,875,297 Re-recording Mixer
7 Tom Johnson $19,141,949,433 51 $375,332,342 Re-recording Mixer
8 Dave Jordan $18,317,728,333 41 $446,773,862 Music Supervisor
9 James Newton Howard $17,371,715,618 113 $153,731,997 Composer
10 Louis D’Esposito $17,181,983,948 21 $818,189,712 Executive Producer
11 Kevin Feige $17,158,371,651 20 $857,918,583 Producer
12 Christopher Boyes $17,022,955,822 36 $472,859,884 Sound Designer
13 John Lasseter $16,609,909,647 27 $615,181,839 Executive Producer
14 Michael Giacchino $16,387,551,292 35 $468,215,751 Composer
15 Michael Semanick $16,314,825,252 49 $332,955,617 Re-recording Mixer
16 Bruce Berman $16,161,401,244 89 $181,588,778 Executive Producer
17 Danny Elfman $15,868,934,479 92 $172,488,418 Composer
18 Alan Silvestri $15,446,046,800 88 $175,523,259 Composer
19 Randy Thom $15,184,790,181 40 $379,619,755 Sound Designer
20 Jamie Christopher $14,836,254,483 30 $494,541,816 Assistant Director
21 Victoria Alonso $14,582,748,237 14 $1,041,624,874 Executive Producer
22 Jane Jenkins $14,049,204,846 114 $123,238,639 Casting Director
23 Bob Weinstein $14,021,639,058 208 $67,411,726 Executive Producer
24 Janet Hirshenson $14,001,583,460 108 $129,644,291 Casting Director
25 James Horner $13,816,147,342 101 $136,793,538 Composer
26 John Powell $13,663,784,403 51 $267,917,341 Composer
27 Gary A. Rizzo $13,540,234,656 32 $423,132,333 Re-recording Mixer
28 Harvey Weinstein $13,524,695,077 207 $65,336,691 Executive Producer
29 Paul Massey $13,433,929,560 54 $248,776,473 Re-recording Mixer
30 Steven Spielberg $13,308,688,306 45 $295,748,629 Executive Producer
31 Steve Durkee $13,117,775,576 20 $655,888,779 Music Editor
32 Stan Lee $13,114,233,282 18 $728,568,516 Story Creator
33 Lora Hirschberg $12,895,699,565 37 $348,532,421 Re-recording Mixer
34 Francine Maisler $12,605,996,707 77 $163,714,243 Casting Director
35 Kenneth Karman $12,129,676,732 102 $118,918,399 Music Editor
36 Lee Gilmore $12,080,781,069 39 $309,763,617 Sound Effects Editor
37 Leslee Feldman $12,044,476,962 29 $415,326,792 Casting Director
38 Randall Wilkins $11,954,406,569 49 $243,967,481 Set Designer
39 Michael Kahn $11,933,182,396 53 $225,154,385 Editor
40 Gary Rydstrom $11,810,125,594 28 $421,790,200 Sound Designer
41 Richard Roberts $11,792,864,278 24 $491,369,345 Set Decorator
42 Kathleen Kennedy $11,769,359,096 33 $356,647,245 Producer
43 Debra Zane $11,710,326,284 39 $300,264,777 Casting Director
44 Josh Gold $11,628,758,718 20 $581,437,936 Sound Effects Editor
45 John Papsidera $11,623,069,569 50 $232,461,391 Casting Director
46 Randy Thom $11,607,933,002 33 $351,755,546 Re-recording Mixer
47 Gary Summers $11,216,421,811 34 $329,894,759 Re-recording Mixer
48 Greg P. Russell $11,172,673,610 43 $259,829,619 Re-recording Mixer
49 Josh McLaglen $11,065,289,578 39 $283,725,374 Assistant Director
50 Brian Tyler $11,020,081,708 46 $239,566,994 Composer
51 Will Dodds $10,965,780,743 39 $281,173,865 Assistant Director
52 Shannon Mills $10,943,857,732 14 $781,704,124 Supervising Sound Editor
53 Rick Carter $10,853,852,669 20 $542,692,633 Production Designer
54 Igor Meglic $10,806,755,289 37 $292,074,467 Second Unit Camera
55 Howard Shore $10,682,454,344 63 $169,562,767 Composer
56 Kevin Reher $10,623,312,482 15 $708,220,832 Casting Director
57 Steven Spielberg $10,538,311,154 32 $329,322,224 Director
58 David Heyman $10,532,953,920 17 $619,585,525 Producer
59 Roger Guyett $10,300,609,525 22 $468,209,524 Visual Effects Supervisor
60 Thomas Tull $10,283,234,667 26 $395,509,026 Executive Producer
61 Christopher Boyes $10,275,066,286 12 $856,255,524 Supervising Sound Editor
62 Frank A. Montano $10,156,909,941 46 $220,802,390 Re-recording Mixer
63 John Debney $10,071,471,799 88 $114,448,543 Composer
64 Anna Behlmer $10,047,368,681 54 $186,062,383 Re-recording Mixer
65 Jerry Bruckheimer $10,020,039,168 29 $345,518,592 Producer
66 Easton Smith $9,978,204,928 30 $332,606,831 Set Designer
67 Ethan Van der Ryn $9,932,704,625 22 $451,486,574 Supervising Sound Editor
68 Joe Letteri $9,927,087,860 14 $709,077,704 Visual Effects Supervisor
69 Toby Emmerich $9,837,659,908 51 $192,895,292 Executive Producer
70 D.M. Hemphill $9,815,003,715 47 $208,829,866 Re-recording Mixer
71 Shannon Mills $9,799,052,747 19 $515,739,618 Sound Designer
72 Denise Chamian $9,742,354,799 45 $216,496,773 Casting Director
73 Chris Corbould $9,623,815,724 20 $481,190,786 Special Effects Supervisor
74 Andy Gill $9,613,509,109 28 $343,339,611 Stunt Coordinator
75 Kevin O'Connell $9,580,901,275 59 $162,388,157 Re-recording Mixer
76 Jany Temime $9,551,806,673 16 $596,987,917 Costume Designer
77 Deborah L. Scott $9,482,087,238 21 $451,527,964 Costume Designer
78 Neil Corbould $9,416,934,798 25 $376,677,392 Special Effects Supervisor
79 Spiro Razatos $9,386,368,713 23 $408,102,988 Second Unit Director
80 John Knoll $9,336,693,862 12 $778,057,822 Visual Effects Supervisor
81 Chris Jenkins $9,253,542,989 54 $171,361,907 Re-recording Mixer
82 Matthew Wood $9,245,421,145 14 $660,387,225 Supervising Sound Editor
83 Frank Marshall $9,231,483,050 32 $288,483,845 Producer
84 Harry Gregson-Williams $9,204,092,627 48 $191,751,930 Composer
85 Chad Oman $9,169,537,669 23 $398,675,551 Executive Producer
86 Stuart Craig $9,158,976,879 13 $704,536,683 Production Designer
87 Christophe Beck $9,145,680,251 68 $134,495,298 Composer
88 Neal H. Moritz $9,136,612,045 32 $285,519,126 Producer
89 Gary Rydstrom $9,134,264,748 21 $434,964,988 Re-recording Mixer
90 Scott Millan $9,130,694,682 43 $212,341,737 Re-recording Mixer
91 Ben Burtt $9,122,353,070 16 $570,147,067 Sound Designer
92 Natalie Lyon $9,072,156,360 13 $697,858,182 Casting Director
93 Thomas Newman $9,066,315,384 76 $119,293,623 Composer
94 Dennis Leonard $8,939,690,193 15 $595,979,346 Supervising Sound Editor
95 Nina Gold $8,929,006,109 46 $194,108,828 Casting Director
96 Brian Smrz $8,868,209,390 24 $369,508,725 Second Unit Director
97 Jeffrey Ford $8,841,942,593 11 $803,812,963 Editor
98 Henry Jackman $8,825,581,758 26 $339,445,452 Composer
99 Gregg Landaker $8,732,343,070 36 $242,565,085 Re-recording Mixer
100 Dan Hegeman $8,721,515,566 68 $128,257,582 Sound Effects Editor

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

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

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

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