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Top Grossing Music Editor at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Music 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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Kenneth Karman
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 102 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Secret Life of Pets ($886,825,206 in 2016), Forrest Gump ($679,850,637 in 1994), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634,954,103 in 2003), Godzilla ($529,076,069 in 2014), Mission: Impossible ($457,697,994 in 1996), The Mummy Returns ($435,040,395 in 2001), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Back to the Future ($385,524,862 in 1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ($351,500,000 in 1988), Enchanted ($340,384,141 in 2007)

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Jeanette Surga
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 49 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634,954,103 in 2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($485,004,754 in 2014), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($482,860,185 in 2011), National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($457,325,804 in 2007), Snow White and the Huntsman ($401,021,746 in 2012), National Treasure ($331,323,410 in 2004), G-Force ($292,817,841 in 2009), The Sorcerer's Apprentice ($217,986,320 in 2010)

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Ken Wannberg
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 26 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1,027,044,677 in 1999), Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith ($848,998,877 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope ($786,598,007 in 1977), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($656,695,615 in 2002), Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi ($572,705,079 in 1983), Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back ($534,171,960 in 1980), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ($474,171,806 in 1989), Close Encounters of the Third Kind ($340,800,479 in 1977), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ($333,080,271 in 1984)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Kenneth Karman $11,878,827,574 102 $116,459,094
2 Jeanette Surga $7,984,829,558 49 $162,955,705
3 Ken Wannberg $7,856,033,250 26 $302,155,125
4 Joe Lisanti $4,445,761,275 8 $555,720,159
5 Slamm Andrews $4,384,019,690 9 $487,113,299
6 Joe E. Rand $3,824,928,061 22 $173,860,366
7 Peter Myles $3,490,831,684 12 $290,902,640
8 Tom Carlson $3,253,044,700 15 $216,869,647
9 Paul Rabjohns $3,139,402,273 7 $448,486,039
10 Robb Boyd $3,099,351,680 6 $516,558,613
11 Jim Weidman $2,970,380,251 23 $129,146,967
12 Will Kaplan $2,925,198,795 18 $162,511,044
13 Daniel Pinder $2,829,995,481 11 $257,272,316
14 Matthew Llewellyn $2,756,188,820 2 $1,378,094,410
15 Alex Levy $2,387,342,974 5 $477,468,595
16 Jim Henrikson $2,381,755,492 25 $95,270,220
17 Dina Eaton $2,277,577,714 7 $325,368,245
18 Melissa Muik $2,225,687,132 6 $370,947,855
19 Christopher Benstead $2,143,078,928 5 $428,615,786
20 Mark Willsher $2,113,814,082 3 $704,604,694
21 Adam Smalley $2,078,676,405 16 $129,917,275
22 Gerard McCann $1,935,707,529 6 $322,617,922
23 Peter Clarke $1,922,768,662 7 $274,681,237
24 David Olson $1,886,854,584 15 $125,790,306
25 Bob Badami $1,878,017,662 12 $156,501,472
26 Paul Apelgren $1,853,695,727 2 $926,847,864
27 Suzana Peric $1,772,420,185 18 $98,467,788
28 Bill Abbott $1,770,757,727 17 $104,162,219
29 Richard Whitfield $1,746,590,848 13 $134,353,142
30 Bill Bernstein $1,678,155,000 11 $152,559,545
31 Simon Changer $1,657,893,786 3 $552,631,262
32 Kenneth Hall $1,622,021,023 11 $147,456,457
33 Shie Rozow $1,546,711,805 6 $257,785,301
34 Michael Connell $1,516,176,504 11 $137,834,228
35 Angie Rubin $1,473,811,855 13 $113,370,143
36 Lise Richardson $1,470,068,142 7 $210,009,735
37 John Finklea $1,457,686,700 5 $291,537,340
38 Jeff Carson $1,445,818,959 16 $90,363,685
39 Christopher Brooks $1,421,830,138 8 $177,728,767
40 Kyle Clausen $1,387,895,397 2 $693,947,699
41 J. J. George $1,381,080,386 6 $230,180,064
42 Ellen Segal $1,366,701,287 12 $113,891,774
43 Ramiro Belgardt $1,327,622,403 7 $189,660,343
44 Yann McCullough $1,289,655,454 5 $257,931,091
45 Alex Gibson $1,282,726,916 10 $128,272,692
46 Tom Kramer $1,245,374,684 11 $113,215,880
47 Bryan Lawson $1,212,298,572 4 $303,074,643
48 Sam Zeines $1,200,720,878 4 $300,180,220
49 Darrell Hall $1,196,170,427 7 $170,881,490
50 Philip Tallman $1,191,511,942 6 $198,585,324
51 Brett Pierce $1,169,556,429 7 $167,079,490
52 Jim Schultz $1,121,134,625 8 $140,141,828
53 Laura Perlman $1,094,780,178 17 $64,398,834
54 Jim Harrison $1,074,126,413 8 $134,265,802
55 Tony Lewis $1,072,177,814 7 $153,168,259
56 Nigel Scott $1,055,261,303 2 $527,630,652
57 Graham Sutton $1,040,901,710 5 $208,180,342
58 Robin Whittaker $1,021,408,170 4 $255,352,043
59 Andrew Silver $1,010,587,516 10 $101,058,752
60 Sheri Ozeki $993,227,719 2 $496,613,860
61 Daryl Kell $963,202,695 7 $137,600,385
62 Todd Bozung $951,556,149 9 $105,728,461
63 Tanya Noel Hill $943,454,892 7 $134,779,270
64 Shannon Erbe $927,442,373 7 $132,491,768
65 Ted Caplan $888,890,909 3 $296,296,970
66 Amanda Goodpaster $880,594,367 9 $97,843,819
67 Steve Durkee $878,220,445 2 $439,110,223
68 Del Spiva $869,478,461 10 $86,947,846
69 Zig Gron $867,512,746 3 $289,170,915
70 Michael Bauer $863,948,969 5 $172,789,794
71 Todd Kasow $853,658,384 15 $56,910,559
72 Clint Bennett $839,945,739 3 $279,981,913
73 Dominic Certo $826,549,935 2 $413,274,968
74 Jack Dolman $821,578,538 5 $164,315,708
75 Zigmund Gron $805,968,024 4 $201,492,006
76 Julie Pearce $799,927,838 9 $88,880,871
77 Bunny Andrews $798,424,604 7 $114,060,658
78 Eric Reasoner $790,246,096 3 $263,415,365
79 Nashia Wachsman $771,051,335 1 $771,051,335
80 Ryan Rubin $759,659,197 2 $379,829,599
81 Jay Duerr $755,583,843 8 $94,447,980
82 Carl Kaller $750,177,281 6 $125,029,547
83 Erich Stratmann $746,259,238 5 $149,251,848
84 Nic Ratner $744,015,855 9 $82,668,428
85 Donald Harris $734,142,038 6 $122,357,006
86 Andrew Dorfman $729,379,025 5 $145,875,805
87 Curtis Roush $720,752,331 6 $120,125,389
88 Terry Wilson $720,113,166 8 $90,014,146
89 Erica Weis $718,817,035 6 $119,802,839
90 James Flamberg $709,703,891 6 $118,283,982
91 Kathy Durning $708,939,919 8 $88,617,490
92 Manish Raval $699,119,601 4 $174,779,900
93 Clif Kohlweck $690,800,000 2 $345,400,000
94 Lee Scott $688,965,964 7 $98,423,709
95 Paul Silver $674,173,259 4 $168,543,315
96 Peter Snell $664,908,505 2 $332,454,253
97 Stephanie Lowry $662,587,559 7 $94,655,366
98 Fernand Bos $660,123,965 7 $94,303,424
99 Earl Ghaffari $652,127,828 1 $652,127,828
100 Marc Streitenfeld $638,159,948 3 $212,719,983

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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