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Top Grossing Visual Effects Supervisor at the Worldwide Box OfficeBETA


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This list shows the highest grossing Visual Effects Supervisors 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
Roger Guyett
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 22 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens ($2,058,662,225 in 2015), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($974,755,371 in 2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($963,420,425 in 2007), 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), Twister ($495,700,000 in 1996), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Star Trek Into Darkness ($467,381,584 in 2013), Mission: Impossible III ($397,501,348 in 2006)

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Joe Letteri
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 13 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,783,918,982 in 2009), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($1,017,003,568 in 2012), The Jungle Book ($963,901,123 in 2016), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($960,366,855 in 2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($955,119,788 in 2014), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($710,644,566 in 2014), King Kong ($550,517,357 in 2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($482,860,185 in 2011), The Adventures of Tintin ($373,993,951 in 2011), I, Robot ($348,629,585 in 2004)

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John Knoll
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 12 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,783,918,982 in 2009), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,215,812 in 2006), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($1,050,988,488 in 2016), Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace ($1,027,044,677 in 1999), Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol ($694,713,230 in 2011), Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones ($656,695,615 in 2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($634,954,103 in 2003), Mission: Impossible ($457,697,994 in 1996), Pacific Rim ($411,002,906 in 2013), Rango ($245,504,574 in 2011)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Roger Guyett $11,780,522,012 22 $535,478,273
2 Joe Letteri $9,445,164,280 13 $726,551,098
3 John Knoll $9,344,047,539 12 $778,670,628
4 Eric Saindon $5,854,178,168 5 $1,170,835,634
5 Tim Burke $5,143,311,572 6 $857,218,595
6 Dan Lemmon $4,941,324,856 4 $1,235,331,214
7 Janek Sirrs $4,933,691,020 6 $822,281,837
8 Guy Williams $4,864,179,301 3 $1,621,393,100
9 Sheena Duggal $4,741,580,327 17 $278,916,490
10 Scott Farrar $4,524,026,646 10 $452,402,665
11 Kelvin McIlwain $4,506,102,917 7 $643,728,988
12 John Bruno $4,392,856,654 6 $732,142,776
13 Rob Legato $4,225,504,848 6 $704,250,808
14 Ken Ralston $4,204,644,891 10 $420,464,489
15 Christopher Townsend $4,163,184,700 6 $693,864,117
16 Nick Davis $4,149,625,836 8 $518,703,230
17 Dennis Muren $4,108,093,559 11 $373,463,051
18 Stephen Rosenbaum $4,019,334,167 6 $669,889,028
19 Michael J. Wassel $3,668,673,196 5 $733,734,639
20 Pablo Helman $3,618,419,069 9 $402,046,563
21 Ben Snow $3,561,669,037 6 $593,611,506
22 Jerome Chen $3,514,145,923 9 $390,460,658
23 Charles Gibson $3,466,452,167 8 $433,306,521
24 Eric Brevig $2,872,023,158 7 $410,289,023
25 Steve Begg $2,810,674,171 5 $562,134,834
26 Steven Quale $2,783,918,982 1 $2,783,918,982
27 Paul Franklin $2,584,593,603 3 $861,531,201
28 Volker Engel $2,574,894,090 5 $514,978,818
29 Jeff White $2,513,742,929 3 $837,914,310
30 John Nelson $2,466,096,704 10 $246,609,670
31 Jim Mitchell $2,443,233,102 6 $407,205,517
32 Ken Bielenberg $2,365,495,783 4 $591,373,946
33 Jim Rygiel $2,346,502,548 6 $391,083,758
34 Steve Goldberg $2,341,308,762 4 $585,327,191
35 Erik Nash $2,329,883,479 4 $582,470,870
36 Bill Westenhofer $2,191,421,497 5 $438,284,299
37 Tim Alexander $2,177,147,282 3 $725,715,761
38 Scott Squires $2,168,796,043 5 $433,759,209
39 Carey Villegas $2,167,989,402 5 $433,597,880
40 John 'DJ' DesJardin $2,151,439,075 6 $358,573,179
41 Richard Stammers $2,136,404,533 4 $534,101,133
42 Stefen Fangmeier $2,112,208,522 8 $264,026,065
43 Scott Stokdyk $2,088,188,744 5 $417,637,749
44 Angus Bickerton $2,087,559,585 7 $298,222,798
45 Dan DeLeeuw $2,076,310,836 4 $519,077,709
46 Paul Kavanagh $2,058,662,225 1 $2,058,662,225
47 Jake Morrison $1,998,909,252 3 $666,303,084
48 Robert Legato $1,976,565,526 4 $494,141,382
49 Philippe Gluckman $1,861,218,609 3 $620,406,203
50 Bill George $1,780,459,903 4 $445,114,976
51 Charley Henley $1,737,314,507 3 $579,104,836
52 Adam Valdez $1,722,437,858 2 $861,218,929
53 Jon Farhat $1,686,936,188 7 $240,990,884
54 Nicholas Brooks $1,650,297,325 4 $412,574,331
55 Stephane Ceretti $1,649,482,906 4 $412,370,727
56 John Gaeta $1,629,394,572 3 $543,131,524
57 Patrick Tubach $1,571,420,660 2 $785,710,330
58 Scott Kersavage $1,516,432,495 2 $758,216,248
59 Michael Fink $1,497,434,461 6 $249,572,410
60 Dean Wright $1,477,094,599 4 $369,273,650
61 Anders Langlands $1,411,714,680 2 $705,857,340
62 Geoffrey Baumann $1,408,218,722 1 $1,408,218,722
63 Chas Jarrett $1,401,192,247 5 $280,238,449
64 Rob Engle $1,321,639,590 2 $660,819,795
65 Sean Phillips $1,312,387,688 2 $656,193,844
66 Gary Bruins $1,291,618,760 2 $645,809,380
67 Jeffrey A. Okun $1,283,770,175 6 $213,961,696
68 Boyd Shermis $1,281,685,642 6 $213,614,274
69 Christian Manz $1,273,556,745 4 $318,389,186
70 Richard Yuricich $1,259,533,405 4 $314,883,351
71 Robert Stadd $1,243,781,609 4 $310,945,402
72 Jay Barton $1,236,365,720 1 $1,236,365,720
73 Dan Sudick $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
74 Michael Owens $1,214,513,935 7 $173,501,991
75 Markus Manninen $1,204,978,956 2 $602,489,478
76 Peter Chiang $1,201,693,179 8 $150,211,647
77 Kevin Mack $1,190,521,490 6 $198,420,248
78 R. Christopher White $1,170,235,932 2 $585,117,966
79 Matt Aitken $1,167,573,219 2 $583,786,610
80 Patrick McClung $1,163,937,208 5 $232,787,442
81 Richard Edlund $1,149,225,543 5 $229,845,109
82 Richard Bluff $1,135,049,696 2 $567,524,848
83 Mahesh Ramasubramanian $1,132,990,661 2 $566,495,331
84 Richard Hollander $1,132,561,895 5 $226,512,379
85 Richard R. Hoover $1,116,198,953 3 $372,066,318
86 John Dykstra $1,093,925,894 2 $546,962,947
87 James E. Price $1,086,624,248 5 $217,324,850
88 Eric Durst $1,064,501,650 5 $212,900,330
89 Andrew Jackson $1,061,933,334 3 $353,977,778
90 Jonathan Rothbart $1,052,528,914 2 $526,264,457
91 Mohen Leo $1,050,988,488 1 $1,050,988,488
92 Karen Goulekas $1,035,067,575 4 $258,766,894
93 Chris Chapman $1,022,617,376 1 $1,022,617,376
94 Mark Stetson $1,012,170,048 5 $202,434,010
95 Eric Barba $1,008,908,491 5 $201,781,698
96 James Madigan $1,004,622,030 4 $251,155,508
97 Michael J. McAlister $994,666,678 6 $165,777,780
98 Marc Weigert $993,848,926 2 $496,924,463
99 Bruce Jones $982,131,950 9 $109,125,772
100 Kyle Odermatt $973,270,813 3 $324,423,604

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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