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Top Grossing Assistant Director at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Assistant Directors 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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Jamie Christopher
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974,755,371 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($960,283,305 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($942,943,935 in 2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($935,083,686 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878,979,634 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), Guardians of the Galaxy ($771,051,335 in 2014), The Da Vinci Code ($767,820,459 in 2006)

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Josh McLaglen
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 42 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,783,918,982 in 2009), Titanic ($2,208,307,310 in 1997), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($747,862,775 in 2014), Night at the Museum ($579,446,407 in 2006), X-Men: Apocalypse ($542,742,489 in 2016), The Polar Express ($431,090,491 in 2004), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($402,231,063 in 2009), X-Men: First Class ($355,408,305 in 2011), Real Steel ($263,880,341 in 2011)

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Will Dodds
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Skyfall ($1,110,526,981 in 2012), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($896,911,078 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878,979,634 in 2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), Maleficent ($758,536,735 in 2014), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($535,663,443 in 2011), Cinderella ($534,551,353 in 2015), The Bourne Ultimatum ($442,161,562 in 2007), The Mummy Returns ($435,040,395 in 2001), Kingsman: The Golden Circle ($392,858,700 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Jamie Christopher $13,518,162,443 29 $466,143,533
2 Josh McLaglen $11,624,423,645 42 $276,771,992
3 Will Dodds $10,949,820,221 41 $267,068,786
4 Tommy Gormley $7,774,166,607 33 $235,580,806
5 Chris Carreras $7,188,333,108 34 $211,421,562
6 Cliff Lanning $6,611,418,373 40 $165,285,459
7 Eric Heffron $6,329,417,188 20 $316,470,859
8 K.C. Hodenfield $6,164,855,034 17 $362,638,531
9 Nilo Otero $6,068,980,480 31 $195,773,564
10 Lars P. Winther $5,728,615,162 11 $520,783,197
11 Lee Cleary $4,961,201,479 40 $124,030,037
12 Michael Lerman $4,844,390,455 9 $538,265,606
13 Peter Kohn $4,583,080,731 15 $305,538,715
14 Gerry Gavigan $4,542,986,488 10 $454,298,649
15 K.C. Colwell $4,464,198,283 45 $99,204,406
16 Marty Eli Schwartz $4,150,574,520 50 $83,011,490
17 David H. Venghaus, Jr. $3,817,109,557 8 $477,138,695
18 John M. Morse $3,783,775,083 21 $180,179,766
19 Simon Warnock $3,754,833,850 12 $312,902,821
20 Aldric La'auli Porter $3,739,902,185 17 $219,994,246
21 Carolynne Cunningham $3,543,364,918 6 $590,560,820
22 William M. Connor $3,124,302,491 13 $240,330,961
23 Vincent Lascoumes $3,112,619,351 17 $183,095,256
24 Bruce Moriarty $3,071,619,993 9 $341,291,110
25 Chris Castaldi $2,969,907,933 5 $593,981,587
26 Sergio Mimica-Gezzan $2,902,362,252 8 $362,795,282
27 David Sardi $2,862,243,857 14 $204,445,990
28 Joseph Reidy $2,849,050,083 21 $135,669,052
29 Richard Whelan $2,838,507,173 9 $315,389,686
30 Richard Graves $2,829,409,941 11 $257,219,086
31 John Rusk $2,671,898,041 9 $296,877,560
32 Max Keene $2,591,371,521 10 $259,137,152
33 Adam Somner $2,553,214,164 11 $232,110,379
34 Daniel Silverberg $2,383,325,557 14 $170,237,540
35 David Tomblin $2,359,671,030 8 $294,958,879
36 David McGiffert $2,357,498,085 10 $235,749,809
37 Albert Cho $2,356,917,581 5 $471,383,516
38 James McTeigue $2,286,090,187 4 $571,522,547
39 Terry Needham $2,209,872,081 12 $184,156,007
40 Terry Madden $2,194,816,729 2 $1,097,408,365
41 Jeff Okabayashi $2,161,389,386 5 $432,277,877
42 Chris Newman $2,148,347,497 8 $268,543,437
43 Bruce Franklin $2,107,109,555 11 $191,555,414
44 Jeffrey J.P. Wetzel $2,075,380,980 6 $345,896,830
45 Misha Bukowski $2,065,235,781 3 $688,411,927
46 Matt Rebenkoff $2,046,629,965 13 $157,433,074
47 Josh Robertson $2,043,629,743 5 $408,725,949
48 Mike Topoozian $1,969,826,309 15 $131,321,754
49 Alan B. Curtiss $1,962,332,737 9 $218,036,971
50 Jeffrey Wetzel $1,943,060,909 13 $149,466,224
51 William Paul Clark $1,896,760,992 38 $49,914,763
52 John Saunders $1,853,268,635 5 $370,653,727
53 Jeff Bilger $1,834,748,825 2 $917,374,413
54 Artist Robinson $1,798,420,231 9 $199,824,470
55 Geoff Hansen $1,791,723,381 9 $199,080,376
56 Gareth Tandy $1,777,280,933 4 $444,320,233
57 Jason Roberts $1,724,974,494 3 $574,991,498
58 Michele Panelli-Venetis $1,722,200,348 12 $143,516,696
59 Kim Winther $1,712,142,727 8 $214,017,841
60 Guy Campbell $1,704,387,218 4 $426,096,805
61 Luc Etienne $1,656,863,821 7 $236,694,832
62 Gregory Jacobs $1,636,145,014 10 $163,614,501
63 Katterli Frauenfelder $1,633,237,370 13 $125,633,644
64 Toby Hefferman $1,574,013,793 4 $393,503,448
65 Bruce G. Moriarty $1,569,607,324 3 $523,202,441
66 Rhys Summerhayes $1,566,595,118 3 $522,198,373
67 John Wildermuth $1,496,078,677 11 $136,007,152
68 Darin Rivetti $1,455,164,715 10 $145,516,472
69 Richard Cowan $1,446,611,759 8 $180,826,470
70 Jonathan Watson $1,416,296,066 9 $157,366,230
71 Terence Madden $1,408,218,722 1 $1,408,218,722
72 Jack Boem $1,401,955,739 4 $350,488,935
73 Ben Howard $1,356,978,581 4 $339,244,645
74 Chris Soldo $1,344,037,806 8 $168,004,726
75 Colin Fletcher $1,331,510,913 3 $443,836,971
76 Lars Winther $1,316,865,025 4 $329,216,256
77 Benita Allen $1,314,122,779 8 $164,265,347
78 Samar Pollitt $1,293,088,088 2 $646,544,044
79 Christophe Le Chanu $1,284,775,937 8 $160,596,992
80 James Bitonti $1,273,472,572 4 $318,368,143
81 Ellen H. Schwartz $1,264,656,701 8 $158,082,088
82 Ludovic Bernard $1,253,010,045 5 $250,602,009
83 J. Michael Haynie $1,236,977,666 5 $247,395,533
84 Hilbert Hakim $1,236,365,720 1 $1,236,365,720
85 Mark Cockren $1,235,419,716 2 $617,709,858
86 Justin Muller $1,231,745,064 7 $175,963,581
87 Richard Oswald $1,228,399,803 5 $245,679,961
88 Alex Gayner $1,224,215,673 4 $306,053,918
89 James M. Freitag $1,211,837,638 7 $173,119,663
90 Mark Cotone $1,203,233,310 9 $133,692,590
91 Christopher Surgent $1,183,205,589 5 $236,641,118
92 Josh King $1,165,390,923 8 $145,673,865
93 Penny Charter $1,163,370,209 4 $290,842,552
94 Jim Brebner $1,150,110,743 11 $104,555,522
95 David M. Bernstein $1,149,345,750 7 $164,192,250
96 Donald Murphy $1,146,747,585 10 $114,674,759
97 Pete Whyte $1,138,482,761 5 $227,696,552
98 Betsy Magruder $1,128,703,766 9 $125,411,530
99 Arthur Anderson $1,098,395,876 5 $219,679,175
100 H.H. Cooper $1,098,391,930 9 $122,043,548

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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