Follow us on


Box Office Star Records > Worldwide > Lifetime Specific Technical Role > Top Worldwide Music Editors

Top Grossing Music Editor at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


See also: Top Domestic Music Editors - Top International Music Editors - Top Worldwide Art Directors - Top Worldwide Assistant Directors - Top Worldwide Associate Producers - Top Worldwide Casting Directors - Top Worldwide Cinematographers - Top Worldwide Co-Producers - Top Worldwide Composers - Top Worldwide Costume Designers - Top Worldwide Costume Supervisors - Top Worldwide Dialogue Editors - Top Worldwide Directors - Top Worldwide Editors - Top Worldwide Executive Producers - Top Worldwide Make-up and Hair Designers - Top Worldwide Music Supervisors - Top Worldwide Producers - Top Worldwide Production Designers - Top Worldwide Re-recording Mixers - Top Worldwide Screenwriters - Top Worldwide Set Decorators - Top Worldwide Set Designers - Top Worldwide Sound Designers - Top Worldwide Sound Editors - Top Worldwide Sound Effects Editors - Top Worldwide Sound Mixers - Top Worldwide Story Creators - Top Worldwide Stunt Coordinators - Top Worldwide Supervising Sound Editors - Top Worldwide Unit Production Managers - Top Worldwide Visual Effects Supervisors

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.

  1
Steve Durkee
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 20 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avengers: Infinity War ($2,009,673,709 in 2018), The Avengers ($1,519,479,547 in 2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,408,218,722 in 2015), Black Panther ($1,346,683,161 in 2018), Captain America: Civil War ($1,153,304,495 in 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 ($862,889,714 in 2017), Thor: Ragnarok ($850,650,283 in 2017), Guardians of the Galaxy ($771,051,335 in 2014), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714,401,889 in 2014), Doctor Strange ($677,323,653 in 2016)

Full Information...

  2
Kenneth Karman
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 103 films.
Top films contributed to this record: The Secret Life of Pets ($886,779,788 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)

Full Information...

  3
Jeanette Surga
Best known as a Music Editor based on credits in that role in 50 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)

Full Information...

Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Steve Durkee $13,107,769,150 20 $655,388,458
2 Kenneth Karman $12,025,438,729 103 $116,751,832
3 Jeanette Surga $7,996,745,953 50 $159,934,919
4 Ken Wannberg $7,856,033,250 26 $302,155,125
5 Joe Lisanti $4,445,761,275 8 $555,720,159
6 Slamm Andrews $4,384,007,200 9 $487,111,911
7 Joe E. Rand $4,279,941,381 23 $186,084,408
8 Peter Myles $3,493,727,818 12 $291,143,985
9 Tom Carlson $3,253,044,700 15 $216,869,647
10 Paul Rabjohns $3,139,402,273 7 $448,486,039
11 Robb Boyd $3,099,351,680 6 $516,558,613
12 Jim Weidman $2,970,380,251 23 $129,146,967
13 Will Kaplan $2,932,476,038 18 $162,915,335
14 Daniel Pinder $2,829,995,481 11 $257,272,316
15 Matthew Llewellyn $2,756,188,820 2 $1,378,094,410
16 Alex Levy $2,387,342,974 5 $477,468,595
17 Jim Henrikson $2,381,755,492 25 $95,270,220
18 Paul Apelgren $2,308,724,825 3 $769,574,942
19 Dina Eaton $2,277,577,714 7 $325,368,245
20 Melissa Muik $2,225,687,132 6 $370,947,855
21 Christopher Benstead $2,143,078,928 5 $428,615,786
22 Mark Willsher $2,108,846,858 3 $702,948,953
23 Adam Smalley $2,078,676,405 16 $129,917,275
24 Gerard McCann $1,965,510,464 7 $280,787,209
25 Peter Clarke $1,922,768,662 7 $274,681,237
26 David Olson $1,886,854,584 15 $125,790,306
27 Bob Badami $1,878,017,662 12 $156,501,472
28 Suzana Peric $1,772,742,436 18 $98,485,691
29 Bill Abbott $1,770,757,727 17 $104,162,219
30 Richard Whitfield $1,746,590,848 13 $134,353,142
31 Bill Bernstein $1,678,182,238 11 $152,562,022
32 Simon Changer $1,657,893,786 3 $552,631,262
33 Kenneth Hall $1,622,021,023 11 $147,456,457
34 John Finklea $1,604,370,511 6 $267,395,085
35 Shie Rozow $1,546,711,805 6 $257,785,301
36 Michael Connell $1,516,176,504 11 $137,834,228
37 Jeff Carson $1,502,226,060 16 $93,889,129
38 Angie Rubin $1,473,811,855 13 $113,370,143
39 Lise Richardson $1,470,068,142 7 $210,009,735
40 Christopher Brooks $1,421,956,141 8 $177,744,518
41 Kyle Clausen $1,387,895,397 2 $693,947,699
42 J. J. George $1,381,080,386 6 $230,180,064
43 Ellen Segal $1,366,747,918 12 $113,895,660
44 Ramiro Belgardt $1,327,622,403 7 $189,660,343
45 Yann McCullough $1,289,546,975 5 $257,909,395
46 Alex Gibson $1,282,690,011 10 $128,269,001
47 Tom Kramer $1,257,291,079 12 $104,774,257
48 Bryan Lawson $1,215,382,313 4 $303,845,578
49 Sam Zeines $1,200,720,878 4 $300,180,220
50 Darrell Hall $1,196,170,427 7 $170,881,490
51 Philip Tallman $1,191,511,942 6 $198,585,324
52 Brett Pierce $1,169,849,144 7 $167,121,306
53 Jim Schultz $1,121,134,625 8 $140,141,828
54 Laura Perlman $1,094,784,239 17 $64,399,073
55 Jim Harrison $1,074,126,413 8 $134,265,802
56 Tony Lewis $1,072,142,975 7 $153,163,282
57 Nigel Scott $1,055,261,303 2 $527,630,652
58 Graham Sutton $1,040,901,710 5 $208,180,342
59 Robin Whittaker $1,021,408,170 4 $255,352,043
60 Andrew Silver $1,010,587,516 10 $101,058,752
61 Todd Kasow $1,000,314,957 16 $62,519,685
62 Sheri Ozeki $993,227,719 2 $496,613,860
63 Daryl Kell $963,202,695 7 $137,600,385
64 Todd Bozung $952,078,292 9 $105,786,477
65 Tanya Noel Hill $943,454,892 7 $134,779,270
66 Shannon Erbe $927,442,373 7 $132,491,768
67 Amanda Goodpaster $892,510,762 10 $89,251,076
68 Ted Caplan $888,890,909 3 $296,296,970
69 Del Spiva $870,154,602 10 $87,015,460
70 Zig Gron $867,512,746 3 $289,170,915
71 Michael Bauer $867,445,921 5 $173,489,184
72 Clint Bennett $840,111,781 3 $280,037,260
73 Dominic Certo $826,549,935 2 $413,274,968
74 Jack Dolman $821,530,752 5 $164,306,150
75 Stephen M. Davis $811,512,279 3 $270,504,093
76 Zigmund Gron $805,968,024 4 $201,492,006
77 Julie Pearce $799,927,838 9 $88,880,871
78 Bunny Andrews $798,424,604 7 $114,060,658
79 Eric Reasoner $790,246,096 3 $263,415,365
80 Nashia Wachsman $771,051,335 1 $771,051,335
81 Ryan Rubin $759,836,120 2 $379,918,060
82 Jay Duerr $759,080,795 8 $94,885,099
83 Carl Kaller $750,177,281 6 $125,029,547
84 Erich Stratmann $746,187,278 5 $149,237,456
85 Nic Ratner $744,015,855 9 $82,668,428
86 Donald Harris $734,142,038 6 $122,357,006
87 Andrew Dorfman $729,379,025 5 $145,875,805
88 Erica Weis $721,058,789 6 $120,176,465
89 Curtis Roush $720,752,331 6 $120,125,389
90 Terry Wilson $720,305,510 8 $90,038,189
91 James Flamberg $709,703,891 6 $118,283,982
92 Kathy Durning $708,939,919 8 $88,617,490
93 Dan DiPrima $705,671,609 10 $70,567,161
94 Manish Raval $699,119,601 4 $174,779,900
95 Clif Kohlweck $690,800,000 2 $345,400,000
96 Lee Scott $688,965,964 7 $98,423,709
97 Paul Silver $674,173,259 4 $168,543,315
98 Peter Snell $664,908,505 2 $332,454,253
99 Stephanie Lowry $662,587,559 7 $94,655,366
100 Fernand Bos $660,123,965 7 $94,303,424

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

ProductionNext