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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 ($786,558,145 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), Raiders of the Lost Ark ($389,925,971 in 1981), The Adventures of Tintin ($373,993,951 in 2011), 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 ($505,521,875 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 $11,198,886,685 53 $211,299,749
2 Chris Lebenzon $7,587,654,849 29 $261,643,271
3 Lee Smith $7,427,621,178 14 $530,544,370
4 Paul Rubell $6,981,509,928 18 $387,861,663
5 Christian Wagner $6,950,958,485 18 $386,164,360
6 Jeffrey Ford $6,822,487,713 10 $682,248,771
7 David Brenner $6,633,926,056 15 $442,261,737
8 Roger Barton $6,444,336,825 14 $460,309,773
9 Stephen Rivkin $6,179,701,182 13 $475,361,629
10 Craig Wood $5,911,508,758 15 $394,100,584
11 Mark Day $5,474,753,971 10 $547,475,397
12 Pietro Scalia $5,388,521,449 24 $224,521,727
13 Maryann Brandon $5,063,836,886 10 $506,383,689
14 William Goldenberg $5,018,859,319 21 $238,993,301
15 William Hoy $4,557,856,175 19 $239,887,167
16 Joel Negron $4,397,156,364 11 $399,741,488
17 Mark Goldblatt $4,363,490,935 17 $256,675,937
18 Dan Lebental $4,226,363,054 24 $176,098,461
19 Conrad Buff $4,146,601,969 18 $230,366,776
20 Mary Jo Markey $4,035,811,017 8 $504,476,377
21 Richard Francis-Bruce $3,821,112,310 17 $224,771,312
22 Michael Tronick $3,788,797,703 22 $172,218,077
23 Richard Pearson $3,769,646,345 12 $314,137,195
24 Arthur Schmidt $3,665,051,545 12 $305,420,962
25 John Refoua $3,659,577,997 8 $457,447,250
26 Paul Hirsch $3,659,354,850 9 $406,594,983
27 Jabez Olssen $3,577,902,016 5 $715,580,403
28 Don Zimmerman $3,477,870,921 14 $248,419,352
29 Gregory Perler $3,327,869,066 7 $475,409,867
30 Joel Cox $3,313,639,495 21 $157,792,357
31 Kevin Stitt $3,276,497,307 16 $204,781,082
32 Fred Raskin $3,240,796,705 8 $405,099,588
33 Stephen Mirrione $3,177,254,752 16 $198,578,422
34 Bob Murawski $3,147,755,674 6 $524,625,946
35 Virginia Katz $3,116,899,695 9 $346,322,188
36 Nick Fletcher $3,112,140,188 7 $444,591,455
37 Martin Walsh $3,042,800,252 10 $304,280,025
38 Lisa Lassek $3,039,093,081 4 $759,773,270
39 Debra Neil-Fisher $2,997,039,304 10 $299,703,930
40 Stuart Baird $2,913,955,267 11 $264,905,024
41 Mark Helfrich $2,906,602,881 16 $181,662,680
42 John Carnochan $2,892,966,463 7 $413,280,923
43 Mark Livolsi $2,880,489,869 13 $221,576,144
44 Peter S. Elliot $2,830,482,528 9 $314,498,059
45 Sim Evan-Jones $2,795,376,010 8 $349,422,001
46 James Cameron $2,783,918,982 1 $2,783,918,982
47 Ken Schretzmann $2,758,252,310 4 $689,563,078
48 Mike Hill $2,721,851,783 12 $226,820,982
49 Dan Hanley $2,685,410,380 12 $223,784,198
50 Bob Ducsay $2,647,665,043 9 $294,185,005
51 David Ian Salter $2,639,146,815 4 $659,786,704
52 Ben Burtt $2,583,104,667 4 $645,776,167
53 Claire Dodgson $2,550,356,182 3 $850,118,727
54 Alan Edward Bell $2,547,757,044 8 $318,469,631
55 Harry Hitner $2,491,967,239 5 $498,393,448
56 Kelly Matsumoto $2,490,859,501 5 $498,171,900
57 Glen Scantlebury $2,474,716,348 8 $309,339,544
58 John Ottman $2,473,155,575 7 $353,307,939
59 John Wright $2,466,586,095 10 $246,658,610
60 Kirk Morri $2,463,339,979 6 $410,556,663
61 Gary D. Roach $2,379,739,988 14 $169,981,428
62 Jim May $2,378,813,007 8 $297,351,626
63 Wyatt Smith $2,352,145,755 7 $336,020,822
64 Michael Andrews $2,336,032,706 4 $584,008,177
65 Mick Audsley $2,332,677,460 11 $212,061,587
66 Joe Hutshing $2,323,344,715 16 $145,209,045
67 Leigh Folsom-Boyd $2,306,049,128 2 $1,153,024,564
68 Dean Zimmerman $2,219,505,135 11 $201,773,194
69 H. Lee Peterson $2,213,533,646 5 $442,706,729
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 4 $510,433,213
75 Brent White $2,022,324,955 13 $155,563,458
76 Eddie Hamilton $2,021,387,326 8 $252,673,416
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 $1,940,289,111 4 $485,072,278
81 Christopher Rouse $1,938,290,932 9 $215,365,659
82 John Gilroy $1,906,855,977 8 $238,356,997
83 Hughes Winborne $1,895,469,219 12 $157,955,768
84 Colby Parker, Jr $1,860,497,357 7 $265,785,337
85 Dylan Highsmith $1,853,146,996 2 $926,573,498
86 Michael McCusker $1,828,708,925 10 $182,870,893
87 James Herbert $1,762,212,518 8 $220,276,565
88 Bruce Green $1,708,730,453 12 $142,394,204
89 Mike Sale $1,697,738,763 9 $188,637,640
90 Jamie Selkirk $1,691,920,698 2 $845,960,349
91 Greg Hayden $1,690,076,781 11 $153,643,344
92 Andrew Mondshein $1,687,423,658 14 $120,530,261
93 Jon Poll $1,669,130,137 8 $208,641,267
94 Dennis Virkler $1,632,099,717 12 $136,008,310
95 Peter Teschner $1,630,642,013 14 $116,474,430
96 Zach Staenberg $1,613,499,993 9 $179,277,777
97 Billy Weber $1,586,718,889 11 $144,247,172
98 Kevin Nolting $1,585,170,958 2 $792,585,479
99 Neil Travis $1,583,132,809 10 $158,313,281
100 Steven Weisberg $1,578,830,455 7 $225,547,208

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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