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Top Grossing Composer at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200)BETA


See also: Top Domestic Composers - Top International Composers - Top Worldwide Art Directors - Top Worldwide Assistant Directors - Top Worldwide Associate Producers - Top Worldwide Casting Directors - Top Worldwide Cinematographers - Top Worldwide Co-Producers - Top Worldwide Costume Designers - Top Worldwide Costume Supervisors - Top Worldwide Dialogue Editors - Top Worldwide Directors - Top Worldwide Editors - Top Worldwide Executive Producers - Top Worldwide Make-up and Hair Designers - Top Worldwide Music Editors - Top Worldwide Music Supervisors - Top Worldwide Producers - Top Worldwide Production Designers - Top Worldwide Re-recording Mixers - Top Worldwide Screenwriters - Top Worldwide Set Decorators - Top Worldwide Set Designers - Top Worldwide Sound Designers - Top Worldwide Sound Editors - Top Worldwide Sound Effects Editors - Top Worldwide Sound Mixers - Top Worldwide Story Creators - Top Worldwide Stunt Coordinators - Top Worldwide Supervising Sound Editors - Top Worldwide Unit Production Managers - Top Worldwide Visual Effects Supervisors

This list shows the highest grossing Composers 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.

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
101 John Barry $722,384,373 4 $180,596,093
102 A.R. Rahman $721,087,026 9 $80,120,781
103 Terence Blanchard $705,197,837 31 $22,748,317
104 Jeff Danna $699,458,009 7 $99,922,573
105 Fernando Velazquez $699,327,832 9 $77,703,092
106 Bruce Broughton $697,845,352 37 $18,860,685
107 Paul Haslinger $688,404,050 6 $114,734,008
108 David Kitay $669,767,008 5 $133,953,402
109 Joby Talbot $640,857,365 3 $213,619,122
110 Ryuichi Sakamoto $636,922,560 4 $159,230,640
111 Nick Urata $635,869,920 13 $48,913,071
112 Nick Glennie-Smith $631,528,730 5 $126,305,746
113 Richard Gibbs $626,643,707 8 $78,330,463
114 Lisa Gerrard $619,070,777 9 $68,785,642
115 Benny Andersson $615,748,877 1 $615,748,877
116 Bjorn Ulvaeus $615,748,877 1 $615,748,877
117 Erran Baron Cohen $609,033,044 5 $121,806,609
118 J. Peter Robinson $603,873,894 24 $25,161,412
119 Lennie Niehaus $596,055,655 7 $85,150,808
120 Marcelo Zarvos $592,073,368 18 $32,892,965
121 Nathan Wang $590,627,539 10 $59,062,754
122 Marc Steitenfeld $590,444,462 2 $295,222,231
123 David Sardy $580,337,898 7 $82,905,414
124 Michael Brook $578,919,424 24 $24,121,643
125 Jóhann Jóhannsson $567,171,387 11 $51,561,035
126 Clinton Shorter $551,822,334 4 $137,955,584
127 Alva Noto $532,950,503 1 $532,950,503
128 Roque Banos $525,071,508 11 $47,733,773
129 Cliff Martinez $524,723,630 12 $43,726,969
130 Gustavo Santaolalla $516,073,057 9 $57,341,451
131 Steve Mazzaro $514,915,303 2 $257,457,652
132 Joe Hisaishi $492,831,773 4 $123,207,943
133 Deborah Lurie $488,935,877 9 $54,326,209
134 Jed Kurzel $488,658,775 6 $81,443,129
135 Nancy Wilson $476,726,605 2 $238,363,303
136 Alex Wurman $473,201,475 6 $78,866,913
137 Alex Heffes $470,599,605 10 $47,059,961
138 Daniel Pemberton $466,663,636 10 $46,666,364
139 Justin Hurwitz $464,760,706 2 $232,380,353
140 David Hykes $459,260,946 1 $459,260,946
141 Claude-Michel Schönberg $442,169,052 1 $442,169,052
142 Marcus Miller $428,691,313 18 $23,816,184
143 Pritam $417,577,493 10 $41,757,749
144 John Murphy $411,819,152 7 $58,831,307
145 Trevor Morris $405,552,175 6 $67,592,029
146 Jack Nitzsche $402,735,134 2 $201,367,567
147 Daft Punk $400,062,763 1 $400,062,763
148 Kyle Eastwood $399,057,096 3 $133,019,032
149 Michael Stevens $399,057,096 2 $199,528,548
150 Stephen Trask $393,342,328 5 $78,668,466
151 Mike Mogis $392,797,403 3 $130,932,468
152 Dominic Lewis $392,683,203 6 $65,447,201
153 Thomas Wanker $387,644,286 1 $387,644,286
154 Stargate $386,069,390 1 $386,069,390
155 Thomas Hadju $384,059,184 8 $48,007,398
156 Andy Milburn $384,059,184 8 $48,007,398
157 West Dylan Thordson $380,128,933 4 $95,032,233
158 BT $375,174,997 7 $53,596,428
159 Alexander Janko $374,893,158 3 $124,964,386
160 Chris Wilson $374,890,034 1 $374,890,034
161 Rob Simonsen $374,580,954 23 $16,286,128
162 Waddy Wachtel $372,011,065 10 $37,201,107
163 Javier Navarrete $371,955,704 3 $123,985,235
164 Jonathan Richman $369,884,651 1 $369,884,651
165 Antonio Pinto $368,844,180 11 $33,531,289
166 Federico Jusid $368,228,544 7 $52,604,078
167 Dave Grusin $367,302,206 3 $122,434,069
168 David Hirschfelder $350,229,788 4 $87,557,447
169 Marius de Vries $348,209,843 5 $69,641,969
170 Bear McCreary $346,765,640 10 $34,676,564
171 Robert Lydecker $345,114,933 2 $172,557,467
172 Nathan Whitehead $343,792,206 9 $38,199,134
173 Nathan Barr $339,329,597 6 $56,554,933
174 The RZA $339,102,482 3 $113,034,161
175 Chris Bacon $334,166,476 3 $111,388,825
176 Paul Leonard-Morgan $327,774,693 5 $65,554,939
177 Craig Wedren $308,859,816 11 $28,078,165
178 Nathaniel Walcott $307,603,923 2 $153,801,962
179 Pedro Bromfman $307,289,557 2 $153,644,779
180 Stephen Warbeck $302,716,099 5 $60,543,220
181 Michael Karmen $296,872,367 1 $296,872,367
182 Mike Higham $296,642,834 1 $296,642,834
183 Nile Rodgers $288,800,000 1 $288,800,000
184 Ryan Amon $286,192,091 1 $286,192,091
185 David Foster $282,300,000 1 $282,300,000
186 Linda Thompson $282,300,000 1 $282,300,000
187 Jeff Gibbs $279,389,446 2 $139,694,723
188 Koji Endo $278,453,235 4 $69,613,309
189 Angelo Badalamenti $277,677,622 6 $46,279,604
190 Christian Jacob $277,383,650 2 $138,691,825
191 Nathan Furst $277,199,648 4 $69,299,912
192 Trevor Jones $266,598,949 6 $44,433,158
193 Burkhard Dallwitz $264,142,588 2 $132,071,294
194 T-Bone Burnett $263,702,687 3 $87,900,896
195 M.M. Keeravani $263,618,959 3 $87,872,986
196 David Julyan $257,752,961 3 $85,917,654
197 Johnny Klimek $255,462,574 8 $31,932,822
198 Michael Abels $255,090,124 1 $255,090,124
199 Michael Bearden $252,091,016 1 $252,091,016
200 Maribeth Solomon $249,285,593 4 $62,321,398

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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