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Top Grossing Production Designer at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Production Designers 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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Rick Carter
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 20 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,778,902,472 in 2009), Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Jurassic Park ($1,038,812,584 in 1993), Forrest Gump ($679,850,637 in 1994), The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($618,638,999 in 1997), War of the Worlds ($606,836,535 in 2005), Cast Away ($427,230,516 in 2000), Back to the Future Part II ($332,000,000 in 1989), The Polar Express ($310,634,169 in 2004), What Lies Beneath ($288,693,989 in 2000)

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Stuart Craig
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II ($1,341,511,219 in 2011), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974,755,371 in 2001), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I ($960,283,305 in 2010), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($942,943,935 in 2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($935,083,686 in 2009), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($896,911,078 in 2005), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($878,979,634 in 2002), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($803,798,342 in 2016), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ($796,688,549 in 2004), The Legend of Tarzan ($349,143,061 in 2016)

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Bill Brzeski
Best known as a Production Designer based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Furious 7 ($1,518,722,794 in 2015), The Fate of the Furious ($1,237,466,026 in 2017), Iron Man 3 ($1,215,392,272 in 2013), The Hangover Part II ($586,464,305 in 2011), The Hangover ($465,764,086 in 2009), As Good as it Gets ($314,111,923 in 1997), Stuart Little ($298,815,224 in 1999), Due Date ($211,739,043 in 2010), The Bucket List ($174,807,445 in 2007), The Forbidden Kingdom ($129,075,270 in 2008)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Rick Carter $10,856,423,183 20 $542,821,159
2 Stuart Craig $9,160,333,023 13 $704,641,002
3 Bill Brzeski $6,420,566,478 13 $493,889,729
4 Charles Wood $6,205,253,147 9 $689,472,572
5 J. Michael Riva $4,953,007,244 16 $309,562,953
6 Nathan Crowley $4,831,194,258 12 $402,599,522
7 Owen Paterson $4,729,979,926 9 $525,553,325
8 Neil Spisak $4,718,456,323 12 $393,204,694
9 Robert Stromberg $4,494,657,857 4 $1,123,664,464
10 Grant Major $4,422,569,568 12 $368,547,464
11 Peter Lamont $4,318,031,418 6 $719,671,903
12 Gavin Bocquet $4,202,638,896 11 $382,058,081
13 Philip Messina $4,167,645,823 11 $378,876,893
14 Ed Verreaux $4,102,048,356 13 $315,542,181
15 Rick Heinrichs $3,916,823,237 11 $356,074,840
16 Nigel Phelps $3,852,728,694 9 $428,080,966
17 Allan Cameron $3,724,609,798 25 $148,984,392
18 Eric Guillon $3,664,404,806 4 $916,101,202
19 Dennis Gassner $3,538,783,863 11 $321,707,624
20 Oliver Scholl $3,518,338,538 7 $502,619,791
21 Arthur Max $3,380,727,361 13 $260,055,951
22 Dan Hennah $3,105,463,087 4 $776,365,772
23 Barry Chusid $3,048,459,597 8 $381,057,450
24 Patrick Tatopoulos $2,959,114,943 6 $493,185,824
25 John Myhre $2,901,126,027 8 $362,640,753
26 Guy Hendrix Dyas $2,862,781,417 8 $357,847,677
27 Bo Welch $2,857,386,328 10 $285,738,633
28 Perry Andelin Blake $2,813,967,260 20 $140,698,363
29 Ralph Eggleston $2,811,732,745 4 $702,933,186
30 Jon Hutman $2,792,204,198 17 $164,247,306
31 Peter Wenham $2,789,917,211 7 $398,559,602
32 Scott Chambliss $2,787,425,367 7 $398,203,624
33 Alex McDowell $2,747,630,145 12 $228,969,179
34 Darren Gilford $2,746,641,621 3 $915,547,207
35 Sarah Greenwood $2,621,334,070 8 $327,666,759
36 Claude Pare $2,592,293,782 7 $370,327,683
37 Harley Jessup $2,546,582,996 4 $636,645,749
38 David Wasco $2,388,411,927 15 $159,227,462
39 Michael Corenblith $2,315,895,594 16 $144,743,475
40 Dante Ferretti $2,301,925,376 14 $164,423,241
41 Guillaume Aretos $2,299,326,545 3 $766,442,182
42 Rusty Smith $2,257,120,442 14 $161,222,889
43 Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin $2,247,941,657 4 $561,985,414
44 James Chinlund $2,245,585,751 3 $748,528,584
45 Dominic Watkins $2,219,011,815 9 $246,556,868
46 Jeff Mann $2,209,948,939 10 $220,994,894
47 Kirk M. Petruccelli $2,190,860,324 14 $156,490,023
48 Jeffrey Beecroft $2,173,889,744 6 $362,314,957
49 Norman Reynolds $2,147,893,548 9 $238,654,839
50 Barry Robison $2,114,209,964 12 $176,184,164
51 Bob Pauley $2,091,074,969 3 $697,024,990
52 Jim Bissell $2,081,942,086 8 $260,242,761
53 Bill Boes $2,055,247,988 9 $228,360,888
54 Andy Nicholson $1,988,432,761 5 $397,686,552
55 Nelson Coates $1,968,679,943 31 $63,505,805
56 Tom Sanders $1,955,958,968 9 $217,328,774
57 Yarrow Cheney $1,940,741,225 4 $485,185,306
58 Doug Chiang $1,911,962,691 5 $382,392,538
59 Raymond Zibach $1,896,130,345 4 $474,032,586
60 Mark Friedberg $1,880,713,558 12 $156,726,130
61 Jefferson Sage $1,858,417,882 11 $168,947,080
62 Kristi Zea $1,811,498,228 15 $120,766,549
63 William Cone $1,719,700,901 4 $429,925,225
64 Wynn Thomas $1,711,738,657 17 $100,690,509
65 Shepherd Frankel $1,682,728,993 9 $186,969,888
66 James J. Murakami $1,669,563,744 10 $166,956,374
67 Richard Sherman $1,655,849,846 5 $331,169,969
68 Stephen Lineweaver $1,641,685,951 10 $164,168,595
69 Roger Ford $1,608,512,762 5 $321,702,552
70 Jan Roelfs $1,608,302,810 9 $178,700,312
71 Linda Descenna $1,607,356,360 7 $229,622,337
72 Naomi Shohan $1,590,291,642 10 $159,029,164
73 David Womersley $1,584,278,803 2 $792,139,402
74 Steve Pilcher $1,577,223,908 2 $788,611,954
75 William Sandell $1,576,136,281 8 $197,017,035
76 David Gropman $1,572,614,436 13 $120,970,341
77 Larry Fulton $1,562,969,737 5 $312,593,947
78 Hannah Beachler $1,543,043,095 7 $220,434,728
79 Stuart Wurtzel $1,532,082,181 11 $139,280,198
80 Clayton Hartley $1,504,140,040 12 $125,345,003
81 David James $1,485,398,964 4 $371,349,741
82 Ricky Nierva $1,475,051,706 2 $737,525,853
83 Kevin Kavanaugh $1,461,260,734 8 $182,657,592
84 Joseph Nemec III $1,445,232,877 7 $206,461,840
85 Jeannine Oppewall $1,426,152,882 17 $83,891,346
86 Jess Gonchor $1,414,345,861 10 $141,434,586
87 Neil Lamont $1,404,465,358 2 $702,232,679
88 Andrew Laws $1,396,422,814 12 $116,368,568
89 Lilly Kilvert $1,381,719,728 7 $197,388,533
90 Gary Freeman $1,372,527,636 4 $343,131,909
91 Donald Graham Burt $1,345,969,414 7 $192,281,345
92 Chris Seagers $1,335,885,792 8 $166,985,724
93 Marcia Hinds $1,294,081,486 13 $99,544,730
94 Martin Whist $1,285,317,400 8 $160,664,675
95 Ida Random $1,266,823,081 11 $115,165,735
96 Jennifer Spence $1,259,193,331 9 $139,910,370
97 Jim Clay $1,242,417,344 11 $112,947,031
98 James Bissell $1,228,143,568 7 $175,449,081
99 Kathy Altieri $1,224,337,629 3 $408,112,543
100 Jane Musky $1,222,319,324 15 $81,487,955

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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