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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 30 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), Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi ($1,318,092,040 in 2017), 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)

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Josh McLaglen
Best known as an Assistant Director based on credits in that role in 41 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,778,948,252 in 2009), Titanic ($2,208,208,395 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), 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), The Polar Express ($310,634,169 in 2004), 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 ($408,822,328 in 2017)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Jamie Christopher $14,836,254,483 30 $494,541,816
2 Josh McLaglen $11,067,892,551 41 $269,948,599
3 Will Dodds $10,965,780,743 41 $267,458,067
4 Tommy Gormley $7,773,962,545 33 $235,574,623
5 Chris Carreras $6,945,291,224 33 $210,463,370
6 Cliff Lanning $6,457,314,671 39 $165,572,171
7 Eric Heffron $6,329,742,024 20 $316,487,101
8 K.C. Hodenfield $6,164,873,435 17 $362,639,614
9 Nilo Otero $6,064,718,913 31 $195,636,094
10 Lars P. Winther $5,728,615,162 11 $520,783,197
11 Michael Lerman $5,268,837,942 10 $526,883,794
12 Chris Castaldi $4,975,835,870 6 $829,305,978
13 Lee Cleary $4,961,231,546 40 $124,030,789
14 Peter Kohn $4,711,248,615 15 $314,083,241
15 Gerry Gavigan $4,542,986,488 10 $454,298,649
16 K.C. Colwell $4,465,270,012 45 $99,228,222
17 Marty Eli Schwartz $4,171,148,150 52 $80,214,388
18 Jeffrey Wetzel $4,040,722,239 20 $202,036,112
19 David H. Venghaus, Jr. $3,886,502,321 9 $431,833,591
20 Aldric La'auli Porter $3,790,043,099 18 $210,557,950
21 John M. Morse $3,783,942,257 21 $180,187,727
22 Simon Warnock $3,755,042,283 12 $312,920,190
23 Carolynne Cunningham $3,543,364,918 6 $590,560,820
24 Adam Somner $3,128,983,373 12 $260,748,614
25 William M. Connor $3,123,562,414 13 $240,274,032
26 Vincent Lascoumes $3,112,813,001 17 $183,106,647
27 Bruce Moriarty $3,071,619,993 9 $341,291,110
28 Sergio Mimica-Gezzan $2,902,362,252 8 $362,795,282
29 David Sardi $2,862,243,857 14 $204,445,990
30 Joseph Reidy $2,861,019,739 22 $130,046,352
31 Richard Whelan $2,838,507,173 9 $315,389,686
32 Richard Graves $2,829,362,155 11 $257,214,741
33 John Rusk $2,672,043,447 9 $296,893,716
34 Max Keene $2,591,588,939 10 $259,158,894
35 Daniel Silverberg $2,445,607,093 15 $163,040,473
36 Albert Cho $2,358,891,691 5 $471,778,338
37 David McGiffert $2,357,498,085 10 $235,749,809
38 David Tomblin $2,337,197,138 8 $292,149,642
39 James McTeigue $2,286,090,187 4 $571,522,547
40 Terry Needham $2,209,872,081 12 $184,156,007
41 Terry Madden $2,194,816,729 2 $1,097,408,365
42 Jeff Okabayashi $2,161,389,386 5 $432,277,877
43 Chris Newman $2,148,347,392 8 $268,543,424
44 Bruce Franklin $2,111,016,729 11 $191,910,612
45 Misha Bukowski $2,065,235,781 3 $688,411,927
46 Matt Rebenkoff $2,046,909,528 13 $157,454,579
47 Josh Robertson $2,043,629,743 5 $408,725,949
48 John Saunders $2,001,857,890 6 $333,642,982
49 Mike Topoozian $1,969,826,309 15 $131,321,754
50 Alan B. Curtiss $1,962,332,737 9 $218,036,971
51 William Paul Clark $1,896,760,992 38 $49,914,763
52 Jeff Bilger $1,836,722,935 2 $918,361,468
53 Artist Robinson $1,798,420,231 9 $199,824,470
54 Geoff Hansen $1,791,723,382 9 $199,080,376
55 Gareth Tandy $1,777,280,933 4 $444,320,233
56 Jason Roberts $1,725,047,109 3 $575,015,703
57 Michele Panelli-Venetis $1,722,200,348 12 $143,516,696
58 Kim Winther $1,712,142,727 8 $214,017,841
59 Guy Campbell $1,704,387,218 4 $426,096,805
60 Luc Etienne $1,656,863,821 7 $236,694,832
61 Gregory Jacobs $1,636,145,014 10 $163,614,501
62 Katterli Frauenfelder $1,633,237,370 13 $125,633,644
63 Rhys Summerhayes $1,581,197,400 3 $527,065,800
64 Toby Hefferman $1,574,076,106 4 $393,519,027
65 Bruce G. Moriarty $1,569,607,324 3 $523,202,441
66 John Wildermuth $1,496,078,677 11 $136,007,152
67 Darin Rivetti $1,455,188,396 10 $145,518,840
68 Richard Cowan $1,448,576,339 8 $181,072,042
69 Jonathan Watson $1,416,296,066 9 $157,366,230
70 Terence Madden $1,408,218,722 1 $1,408,218,722
71 Jack Boem $1,401,974,140 4 $350,493,535
72 Mark Cotone $1,398,892,147 11 $127,172,013
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 Jim Brebner $1,317,149,328 11 $119,740,848
77 Lars Winther $1,316,141,638 4 $329,035,410
78 Benita Allen $1,314,122,779 8 $164,265,347
79 Danielle Blake $1,305,150,812 2 $652,575,406
80 Christophe Le Chanu $1,297,592,001 9 $144,176,889
81 Samar Pollitt $1,293,088,088 2 $646,544,044
82 James Bitonti $1,273,472,572 4 $318,368,143
83 Ellen H. Schwartz $1,264,656,701 8 $158,082,088
84 Ludovic Bernard $1,253,010,045 5 $250,602,009
85 Hilbert Hakim $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
86 J. Michael Haynie $1,236,977,666 5 $247,395,533
87 Alex Gayner $1,235,473,419 5 $247,094,684
88 Mark Cockren $1,235,419,716 2 $617,709,858
89 Justin Muller $1,231,772,909 7 $175,967,558
90 Richard Oswald $1,228,399,803 5 $245,679,961
91 James M. Freitag $1,211,837,638 7 $173,119,663
92 David M. Bernstein $1,205,442,721 8 $150,680,340
93 Emma Horton $1,197,485,653 4 $299,371,413
94 Christopher Surgent $1,183,205,589 5 $236,641,118
95 P.J. Voeten $1,181,729,601 5 $236,345,920
96 Josh King $1,165,390,923 8 $145,673,865
97 Penny Charter $1,165,166,090 4 $291,291,523
98 Donald Murphy $1,148,694,060 11 $104,426,733
99 Pete Whyte $1,138,482,761 5 $227,696,552
100 Betsy Magruder $1,128,703,766 9 $125,411,530

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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