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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), 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), Minority Report ($358,824,714 in 2002)

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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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Lee Smith
Best known as an Editor based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Dark Knight Rises ($1,084,439,099 in 2012), The Dark Knight ($1,001,620,618 in 2008), Spectre ($879,620,923 in 2015), Inception ($832,402,082 in 2010), Suicide Squad ($746,100,054 in 2016), Interstellar ($667,752,422 in 2014), Dunkirk ($501,461,348 in 2017), Batman Begins ($359,142,722 in 2005), X-Men: First Class ($355,408,305 in 2011), Elysium ($286,192,091 in 2013)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Michael Kahn $11,310,901,963 53 $213,413,245
2 Chris Lebenzon $7,596,418,372 29 $261,945,461
3 Lee Smith $7,423,560,651 14 $530,254,332
4 Paul Rubell $6,983,112,754 18 $387,950,709
5 Christian Wagner $6,954,226,551 18 $386,345,920
6 Jeffrey Ford $6,822,490,731 10 $682,249,073
7 David Brenner $6,676,387,346 15 $445,092,490
8 Roger Barton $6,444,336,825 14 $460,309,773
9 Stephen Rivkin $6,179,817,767 13 $475,370,597
10 Craig Wood $5,911,313,427 15 $394,087,562
11 Mark Day $5,474,753,971 10 $547,475,397
12 Pietro Scalia $5,388,736,900 25 $215,549,476
13 Maryann Brandon $5,063,837,494 10 $506,383,749
14 William Goldenberg $5,018,871,560 21 $238,993,884
15 William Hoy $4,558,016,175 19 $239,895,588
16 Joel Negron $4,414,900,731 11 $401,354,612
17 Mark Goldblatt $4,363,490,935 17 $256,675,937
18 Dan Lebental $4,227,038,793 24 $176,126,616
19 Conrad Buff $4,146,574,323 18 $230,365,240
20 Richard Francis-Bruce $4,089,954,085 17 $240,585,534
21 Mary Jo Markey $4,035,821,067 8 $504,477,633
22 Bob Ducsay $3,970,907,668 9 $441,211,963
23 Mark Helfrich $3,813,276,478 16 $238,329,780
24 Michael Tronick $3,788,936,803 22 $172,224,400
25 Richard Pearson $3,769,646,345 12 $314,137,195
26 John Refoua $3,672,137,015 8 $459,017,127
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 $3,372,013,235 22 $153,273,329
32 Gregory Perler $3,327,826,313 7 $475,403,759
33 Kevin Stitt $3,276,569,922 16 $204,785,620
34 Debra Neil-Fisher $3,265,780,655 11 $296,889,150
35 Fred Raskin $3,240,574,998 8 $405,071,875
36 Stephen Mirrione $3,179,365,950 16 $198,710,372
37 Bob Murawski $3,147,755,674 6 $524,625,946
38 Virginia Katz $3,120,737,673 9 $346,748,630
39 Nick Fletcher $3,112,140,188 7 $444,591,455
40 Lisa Lassek $3,093,911,925 5 $618,782,385
41 Martin Walsh $3,042,800,252 10 $304,280,025
42 Mark Livolsi $3,042,150,895 13 $234,011,607
43 Stuart Baird $2,913,955,267 11 $264,905,024
44 John Carnochan $2,892,966,463 7 $413,280,923
45 Peter S. Elliot $2,830,482,528 9 $314,498,059
46 Sim Evan-Jones $2,818,276,010 9 $313,141,779
47 James Cameron $2,783,918,982 1 $2,783,918,982
48 Harry Hitner $2,774,053,636 5 $554,810,727
49 Ken Schretzmann $2,758,246,762 4 $689,561,691
50 Mike Hill $2,721,851,783 12 $226,820,982
51 Dan Hanley $2,685,410,380 12 $223,784,198
52 Joe Hutshing $2,664,573,071 16 $166,535,817
53 David Ian Salter $2,639,146,815 4 $659,786,704
54 Ben Burtt $2,583,104,667 4 $645,776,167
55 Claire Dodgson $2,552,779,614 3 $850,926,538
56 Alan Edward Bell $2,548,928,547 8 $318,616,068
57 Kelly Matsumoto $2,491,053,151 5 $498,210,630
58 Glen Scantlebury $2,474,716,348 8 $309,339,544
59 John Ottman $2,473,185,642 7 $353,312,235
60 John Wright $2,466,586,095 10 $246,658,610
61 Kirk Morri $2,465,314,089 6 $410,885,682
62 Mick Audsley $2,408,131,552 11 $218,921,050
63 Gary D. Roach $2,379,739,988 14 $169,981,428
64 Jim May $2,378,941,016 9 $264,326,780
65 Wyatt Smith $2,352,163,109 7 $336,023,301
66 Michael Andrews $2,336,032,706 4 $584,008,177
67 Leigh Folsom-Boyd $2,308,023,238 2 $1,154,011,619
68 Dean Zimmerman $2,219,505,135 11 $201,773,194
69 H. Lee Peterson $2,213,840,068 5 $442,768,014
70 Jeff Draheim $2,184,769,566 3 $728,256,522
71 Nancy Richardson $2,089,504,562 10 $208,950,456
72 Peter Honess $2,084,987,663 11 $189,544,333
73 Tim Mertens $2,063,131,618 4 $515,782,905
74 Stephen Schaffer $2,041,732,852 5 $408,346,570
75 Eddie Hamilton $2,037,058,110 9 $226,339,790
76 Brent White $2,022,324,955 13 $155,563,458
77 Sabrina Plisco $2,005,965,139 7 $286,566,448
78 Steven Rosenblum $1,997,336,710 14 $142,666,908
79 Thelma Schoonmaker $1,965,101,520 13 $151,161,655
80 Darren Holmes $1,940,289,112 4 $485,072,278
81 Christopher Rouse $1,938,290,932 9 $215,365,659
82 John Gilroy $1,907,676,951 8 $238,459,619
83 Hughes Winborne $1,895,536,661 12 $157,961,388
84 Colby Parker, Jr $1,860,497,357 7 $265,785,337
85 Dylan Highsmith $1,855,121,106 2 $927,560,553
86 Michael McCusker $1,828,708,925 10 $182,870,893
87 James Herbert $1,762,201,897 8 $220,275,237
88 Craig Alpert $1,708,799,966 15 $113,919,998
89 Bruce Green $1,708,730,453 12 $142,394,204
90 Mike Sale $1,697,843,756 9 $188,649,306
91 Jamie Selkirk $1,691,920,698 2 $845,960,349
92 Greg Hayden $1,690,143,069 11 $153,649,370
93 Andrew Mondshein $1,688,446,791 14 $120,603,342
94 Jon Poll $1,669,130,137 8 $208,641,267
95 Dennis Virkler $1,632,099,717 12 $136,008,310
96 Peter Teschner $1,630,862,296 14 $116,490,164
97 Zach Staenberg $1,613,499,993 9 $179,277,777
98 Billy Weber $1,586,718,889 11 $144,247,172
99 Kevin Nolting $1,585,170,958 2 $792,585,479
100 Neil Travis $1,583,132,809 10 $158,313,281

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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