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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 ($875,958,307 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), The Polar Express ($431,090,491 in 2004), 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)

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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 2: 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 $11,988,119,166 102 $117,530,580
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 $4,442,575,190 8 $555,321,899
5 Slamm Andrews $4,381,322,685 9 $486,813,632
6 Joe E. Rand $3,816,651,190 22 $173,484,145
7 Peter Myles $3,490,617,038 12 $290,884,753
8 Tom Carlson $3,253,044,700 15 $216,869,647
9 Paul Rabjohns $3,136,327,857 7 $448,046,837
10 Robb Boyd $3,096,277,264 6 $516,046,211
11 Jim Weidman $2,970,380,251 23 $129,146,967
12 Will Kaplan $2,883,897,614 17 $169,641,036
13 Daniel Pinder $2,829,909,161 11 $257,264,469
14 Matthew Llewellyn $2,753,114,404 2 $1,376,557,202
15 Alex Levy $2,387,270,359 5 $477,454,072
16 Jim Henrikson $2,378,992,237 25 $95,159,689
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 Adam Smalley $2,078,676,405 16 $129,917,275
21 Gerard McCann $1,935,707,529 6 $322,617,922
22 Peter Clarke $1,922,768,662 7 $274,681,237
23 Mark Willsher $1,915,486,643 2 $957,743,322
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 $1,853,623,112 2 $926,811,556
27 Suzana Peric $1,772,163,340 18 $98,453,519
28 Bill Abbott $1,770,657,303 17 $104,156,312
29 Richard Whitfield $1,746,590,848 13 $134,353,142
30 Bill Bernstein $1,678,114,533 11 $152,555,867
31 Simon Changer $1,657,893,786 3 $552,631,262
32 Kenneth Hall $1,621,989,967 11 $147,453,633
33 Shie Rozow $1,546,615,015 6 $257,769,169
34 Michael Connell $1,515,301,427 11 $137,754,675
35 Angie Rubin $1,473,711,431 13 $113,362,418
36 Lise Richardson $1,468,277,752 7 $209,753,965
37 John Finklea $1,457,686,093 5 $291,537,219
38 Christopher Brooks $1,421,814,047 8 $177,726,756
39 Kyle Clausen $1,386,795,091 2 $693,397,546
40 J. J. George $1,381,026,982 6 $230,171,164
41 Ellen Segal $1,363,342,925 12 $113,611,910
42 Ramiro Belgardt $1,327,622,403 7 $189,660,343
43 Yann McCullough $1,289,751,037 5 $257,950,207
44 Alex Gibson $1,286,972,260 10 $128,697,226
45 Tom Kramer $1,245,374,684 11 $113,215,880
46 Bryan Lawson $1,211,475,139 4 $302,868,785
47 Sam Zeines $1,200,720,878 4 $300,180,220
48 Darrell Hall $1,196,170,427 7 $170,881,490
49 Philip Tallman $1,177,869,494 6 $196,311,582
50 Jim Schultz $1,117,872,334 8 $139,734,042
51 Laura Perlman $1,094,780,178 17 $64,398,834
52 Jim Harrison $1,074,126,413 8 $134,265,802
53 Nigel Scott $1,055,261,303 2 $527,630,652
54 Graham Sutton $1,040,901,710 5 $208,180,342
55 Tony Lewis $1,018,580,127 6 $169,763,355
56 Robin Whittaker $1,018,216,837 4 $254,554,209
57 Andrew Silver $1,010,425,573 10 $101,042,557
58 Sheri Ozeki $993,034,069 2 $496,517,035
59 Brett Pierce $988,360,900 6 $164,726,817
60 Daryl Kell $963,202,695 7 $137,600,385
61 Todd Bozung $951,540,058 9 $105,726,673
62 Tanya Noel Hill $943,454,892 7 $134,779,270
63 Jeff Carson $922,457,449 15 $61,497,163
64 Shannon Erbe $907,741,761 7 $129,677,394
65 Ted Caplan $888,890,909 3 $296,296,970
66 Amanda Goodpaster $880,124,550 9 $97,791,617
67 Steve Durkee $878,220,445 2 $439,110,223
68 Zig Gron $867,512,746 3 $289,170,915
69 Del Spiva $855,039,636 10 $85,503,964
70 Todd Kasow $843,933,151 15 $56,262,210
71 Clint Bennett $837,307,249 3 $279,102,416
72 Dominic Certo $826,549,935 2 $413,274,968
73 Jack Dolman $821,578,538 5 $164,315,708
74 Zigmund Gron $805,968,024 4 $201,492,006
75 Julie Pearce $799,241,527 9 $88,804,614
76 Bunny Andrews $798,424,604 7 $114,060,658
77 Eric Reasoner $790,246,096 3 $263,415,365
78 Nashia Wachsman $771,051,335 1 $771,051,335
79 Ryan Rubin $761,382,636 2 $380,691,318
80 Carl Kaller $750,158,880 6 $125,026,480
81 Erich Stratmann $745,240,913 5 $149,048,183
82 Nic Ratner $743,976,185 9 $82,664,021
83 Donald Harris $734,142,038 6 $122,357,006
84 Andrew Dorfman $729,379,025 5 $145,875,805
85 Curtis Roush $720,742,007 6 $120,123,668
86 Terry Wilson $720,097,678 8 $90,012,210
87 James Flamberg $709,703,891 6 $118,283,982
88 Kathy Durning $708,939,919 8 $88,617,490
89 Manish Raval $698,945,031 4 $174,736,258
90 Clif Kohlweck $690,800,000 2 $345,400,000
91 Lee Scott $688,965,964 7 $98,423,709
92 Paul Silver $674,173,259 4 $168,543,315
93 Peter Snell $664,837,547 2 $332,418,774
94 Stephanie Lowry $662,587,559 7 $94,655,366
95 Fernand Bos $660,123,965 7 $94,303,424
96 Earl Ghaffari $652,127,828 1 $652,127,828
97 Marc Streitenfeld $638,159,948 3 $212,719,983
98 Brian Richards $632,741,299 8 $79,092,662
99 Robin Clarke $609,783,641 4 $152,445,910
100 James Bellamy $607,232,660 6 $101,205,443

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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