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Top Grossing Editor at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Editors 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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Michael Kahn
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 53 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Jurassic Park ($1,038,812,584 in 1993), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786,635,413 in 2008), The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($618,638,999 in 1997), War of the Worlds ($606,836,535 in 2005), Ready Player One ($570,433,762 in 2018), Twister ($495,700,000 in 1996), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($474,171,806 in 1989), The Adventures of Tintin ($373,993,951 in 2011), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($367,452,079 in 1981)

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Jeffrey Ford
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 11 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($1,820,021,956 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), 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), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370,569,776 in 2011), Public Enemies ($212,282,709 in 2009), Hide and Seek ($123,696,741 in 2005), Street Kings ($65,457,811 in 2008)

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Chris Lebenzon
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 29 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Alice in Wonderland ($1,025,491,110 in 2010), Maleficent ($758,536,735 in 2014), Armageddon ($554,600,000 in 1998), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($475,825,484 in 2005), Pearl Harbor ($449,239,855 in 2001), Planet of the Apes ($362,211,740 in 2001), Top Gun ($356,800,601 in 1986), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ($296,642,834 in 2016), xXx ($267,200,000 in 2002), Batman Returns ($266,824,291 in 1992)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Michael Kahn $11,921,836,980 53 $224,940,320
2 Jeffrey Ford $8,642,512,687 11 $785,682,972
3 Chris Lebenzon $7,597,418,372 29 $261,979,944
4 Lee Smith $7,422,615,492 14 $530,186,821
5 Paul Rubell $6,983,112,754 19 $367,532,250
6 Christian Wagner $6,954,226,551 18 $386,345,920
7 David Brenner $6,676,795,169 15 $445,119,678
8 Roger Barton $6,444,336,825 14 $460,309,773
9 Stephen Rivkin $6,179,349,380 14 $441,382,099
10 Craig Wood $5,911,313,427 15 $394,087,562
11 Mark Day $5,474,753,971 11 $497,704,906
12 Pietro Scalia $5,388,791,837 25 $215,551,673
13 Maryann Brandon $5,063,837,494 10 $506,383,749
14 William Goldenberg $5,018,873,297 21 $238,993,967
15 William Hoy $4,558,018,377 19 $239,895,704
16 Joel Negron $4,415,327,896 11 $401,393,445
17 Mark Goldblatt $4,412,109,766 17 $259,535,869
18 Bob Ducsay $4,372,846,599 10 $437,284,660
19 Dan Lebental $4,227,042,711 24 $176,126,780
20 Richard Francis-Bruce $4,191,796,700 17 $246,576,276
21 Conrad Buff $4,146,574,323 18 $230,365,240
22 Michael Tronick $4,061,557,947 23 $176,589,476
23 Mary Jo Markey $4,035,821,067 8 $504,477,633
24 Mark Helfrich $3,865,786,647 16 $241,611,665
25 Richard Pearson $3,769,646,345 12 $314,137,195
26 John Refoua $3,675,427,076 9 $408,380,786
27 Arthur Schmidt $3,665,051,545 12 $305,420,962
28 Paul Hirsch $3,660,373,175 9 $406,708,131
29 Jabez Olssen $3,577,902,016 5 $715,580,403
30 Don Zimmerman $3,477,870,921 14 $248,419,352
31 Joel Cox $3,393,063,816 22 $154,230,173
32 Debra Neil-Fisher $3,367,623,270 11 $306,147,570
33 Gregory Perler $3,328,701,390 7 $475,528,770
34 Kevin Stitt $3,276,569,922 16 $204,785,620
35 Fred Raskin $3,240,574,998 8 $405,071,875
36 Stuart Baird $3,186,576,411 12 $265,548,034
37 Stephen Mirrione $3,179,365,950 16 $198,710,372
38 Bob Murawski $3,147,755,674 6 $524,625,946
39 Virginia Katz $3,120,737,673 9 $346,748,630
40 Nick Fletcher $3,112,140,188 7 $444,591,455
41 Lisa Lassek $3,104,897,073 5 $620,979,415
42 Mark Livolsi $3,050,472,158 13 $234,651,704
43 Martin Walsh $3,042,800,252 10 $304,280,025
44 Matthew Schmidt $2,973,326,451 2 $1,486,663,226
45 John Carnochan $2,892,928,290 7 $413,275,470
46 Sim Evan-Jones $2,831,826,026 9 $314,647,336
47 Peter S. Elliot $2,830,482,528 9 $314,498,059
48 Jim May $2,785,998,670 9 $309,555,408
49 James Cameron $2,783,450,595 2 $1,391,725,298
50 Harry Hitner $2,782,823,419 5 $556,564,684
51 Ken Schretzmann $2,769,119,209 4 $692,279,802
52 Joe Hutshing $2,753,837,164 16 $172,114,823
53 Mike Hill $2,721,851,783 12 $226,820,982
54 Alan Edward Bell $2,695,099,108 8 $336,887,389
55 Dan Hanley $2,685,410,380 12 $223,784,198
56 David Ian Salter $2,639,146,815 4 $659,786,704
57 Ben Burtt $2,583,104,667 4 $645,776,167
58 Claire Dodgson $2,552,764,765 3 $850,921,588
59 Kelly Matsumoto $2,491,053,151 5 $498,210,630
60 Glen Scantlebury $2,474,716,348 9 $274,968,483
61 John Ottman $2,473,185,642 7 $353,312,235
62 John Wright $2,466,586,095 10 $246,658,610
63 Kirk Morri $2,465,314,089 6 $410,885,682
64 Mick Audsley $2,407,740,207 11 $218,885,473
65 Gary D. Roach $2,384,385,274 14 $170,313,234
66 Wyatt Smith $2,352,163,109 7 $336,023,301
67 Michael Andrews $2,336,032,706 4 $584,008,177
68 Leigh Folsom-Boyd $2,308,023,238 2 $1,154,011,619
69 Dean Zimmerman $2,219,505,135 12 $184,958,761
70 H. Lee Peterson $2,213,713,667 5 $442,742,733
71 Jeff Draheim $2,184,712,764 3 $728,237,588
72 Dylan Highsmith $2,143,957,424 3 $714,652,475
73 Nancy Richardson $2,105,267,372 11 $191,387,943
74 Peter Honess $2,084,987,663 11 $189,544,333
75 Tim Mertens $2,063,131,618 4 $515,782,905
76 Stephen Schaffer $2,041,732,852 5 $408,346,570
77 Eddie Hamilton $2,037,058,110 9 $226,339,790
78 Craig Alpert $2,023,259,108 15 $134,883,941
79 Brent White $2,022,324,955 14 $144,451,783
80 Sabrina Plisco $2,013,643,411 8 $251,705,426
81 Steven Rosenblum $1,997,336,710 14 $142,666,908
82 Thelma Schoonmaker $1,965,138,988 13 $151,164,538
83 Darren Holmes $1,940,289,112 4 $485,072,278
84 Christopher Rouse $1,938,290,932 9 $215,365,659
85 John Gilroy $1,908,280,984 8 $238,535,123
86 Zach Staenberg $1,902,336,311 9 $211,370,701
87 Hughes Winborne $1,898,264,053 12 $158,188,671
88 Colby Parker, Jr $1,860,497,357 7 $265,785,337
89 Michael McCusker $1,828,708,925 10 $182,870,893
90 James Herbert $1,762,201,897 8 $220,275,237
91 Bruce Green $1,717,317,607 12 $143,109,801
92 Mike Sale $1,697,843,756 9 $188,649,306
93 Jamie Selkirk $1,691,920,698 2 $845,960,349
94 Greg Hayden $1,690,037,196 11 $153,639,745
95 Andrew Mondshein $1,688,446,791 14 $120,603,342
96 Jon Poll $1,669,130,137 8 $208,641,267
97 Dennis Virkler $1,632,099,717 12 $136,008,310
98 Peter Teschner $1,630,862,296 14 $116,490,164
99 Billy Weber $1,586,718,889 11 $144,247,172
100 Kevin Nolting $1,585,170,958 2 $792,585,479

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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