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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.

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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), Ready Player One ($579,596,590 in 2018), Twister ($495,700,000 in 1996), Saving Private Ryan ($485,035,085 in 1998), Star Trek Into Darkness ($467,381,584 in 2013)

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Joe Letteri
Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 14 films.
Top films contributed to this record: Avatar ($2,778,902,472 in 2009), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($1,017,003,568 in 2012), The Jungle Book ($963,841,800 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), War for the Planet of the Apes ($490,216,909 in 2017), Rise of the Planet of the Apes ($482,860,185 in 2011), The Adventures of Tintin ($373,993,951 in 2011)

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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 ($2,778,902,472 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 ($245,724,600 in 2011)

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Complete List

Rank Name Worldwide
Box Office
Movies Average
1 Roger Guyett $10,301,584,386 22 $468,253,836
2 Joe Letteri $9,930,291,953 14 $709,306,568
3 John Knoll $9,339,251,055 12 $778,270,921
4 Eric Saindon $5,849,161,658 5 $1,169,832,332
5 Guy Williams $5,722,052,505 4 $1,430,513,126
6 Dan Lemmon $5,426,465,932 5 $1,085,293,186
7 Tim Burke $5,143,311,572 6 $857,218,595
8 Janek Sirrs $4,933,691,020 6 $822,281,837
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 $4,509,370,983 7 $644,195,855
12 John Bruno $4,387,840,144 6 $731,306,691
13 Jerome Chen $4,355,933,671 9 $483,992,630
14 Rob Legato $4,225,405,933 6 $704,234,322
15 Christopher Townsend $4,162,461,313 6 $693,743,552
16 Nick Davis $4,149,625,836 8 $518,703,230
17 Dennis Muren $4,108,093,559 11 $373,463,051
18 Dan DeLeeuw $4,085,984,545 5 $817,196,909
19 Ken Ralston $4,084,188,569 10 $408,418,857
20 Stephen Rosenbaum $4,014,269,871 6 $669,044,979
21 Michael J. Wassel $3,671,941,262 5 $734,388,252
22 Pablo Helman $3,618,496,337 9 $402,055,149
23 Ben Snow $3,561,669,037 6 $593,611,506
24 Charles Gibson $3,466,452,167 8 $433,306,521
25 Eric Brevig $2,872,023,158 7 $410,289,023
26 Steve Begg $2,810,674,171 5 $562,134,834
27 Steven Quale $2,778,902,472 1 $2,778,902,472
28 Geoffrey Baumann $2,754,901,883 2 $1,377,450,942
29 Paul Franklin $2,584,593,603 3 $861,531,201
30 Volker Engel $2,574,894,090 5 $514,978,818
31 Jeff White $2,513,695,143 3 $837,898,381
32 John Nelson $2,468,474,301 10 $246,847,430
33 Jim Mitchell $2,443,233,102 6 $407,205,517
34 Ken Bielenberg $2,365,495,783 4 $591,373,946
35 Jim Rygiel $2,349,630,784 6 $391,605,131
36 Steve Goldberg $2,341,308,762 4 $585,327,191
37 Erik Nash $2,330,901,804 4 $582,725,451
38 Bill Westenhofer $2,191,421,497 5 $438,284,299
39 Tim Alexander $2,177,439,923 3 $725,813,308
40 Scott Squires $2,168,796,043 5 $433,759,209
41 Carey Villegas $2,167,989,402 5 $433,597,880
42 John 'DJ' DesJardin $2,151,439,075 6 $358,573,179
43 Richard Stammers $2,136,621,951 4 $534,155,488
44 Stefen Fangmeier $2,112,208,522 8 $264,026,065
45 Scott Stokdyk $2,088,188,744 5 $417,637,749
46 Angus Bickerton $2,087,559,585 7 $298,222,798
47 Paul Kavanagh $2,058,662,225 1 $2,058,662,225
48 Jake Morrison $2,014,590,847 3 $671,530,282
49 Robert Legato $1,978,208,474 4 $494,552,119
50 Philippe Gluckman $1,861,218,609 3 $620,406,203
51 Bill George $1,780,459,903 4 $445,114,976
52 Charley Henley $1,737,255,184 3 $579,085,061
53 Adam Valdez $1,722,378,535 2 $861,189,268
54 Jon Farhat $1,686,936,188 7 $240,990,884
55 Chris Corbould $1,657,596,316 2 $828,798,158
56 Nicholas Brooks $1,652,074,805 4 $413,018,701
57 Stephane Ceretti $1,649,264,639 4 $412,316,160
58 Jonathan Fawkner $1,633,941,049 2 $816,970,525
59 Dan Glass $1,633,665,938 8 $204,208,242
60 John Gaeta $1,629,394,572 3 $543,131,524
61 Patrick Tubach $1,571,420,660 2 $785,710,330
62 Scott Kersavage $1,516,399,935 2 $758,199,968
63 Michael Fink $1,497,488,467 6 $249,581,411
64 Peter Chiang $1,490,953,302 9 $165,661,478
65 Dean Wright $1,477,094,599 4 $369,273,650
66 Anders Langlands $1,411,714,680 2 $705,857,340
67 Chas Jarrett $1,401,192,247 5 $280,238,449
68 Richard R. Hoover $1,375,585,856 4 $343,896,464
69 Rob Engle $1,321,639,590 2 $660,819,795
70 Mike Mulholland $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
71 Neal Scanlan $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
72 Ben Morris $1,318,092,040 1 $1,318,092,040
73 Sean Phillips $1,312,387,688 2 $656,193,844
74 Jeffrey A. Okun $1,297,272,151 6 $216,212,025
75 Gary Bruins $1,291,618,760 2 $645,809,380
76 Boyd Shermis $1,281,685,642 6 $213,614,274
77 Christian Manz $1,273,556,745 4 $318,389,186
78 Richard Yuricich $1,259,533,405 4 $314,883,351
79 David Vickery $1,244,329,542 2 $622,164,771
80 Robert Stadd $1,243,781,609 4 $310,945,402
81 Jay Barton $1,237,466,026 1 $1,237,466,026
82 Dan Sudick $1,215,392,272 1 $1,215,392,272
83 Michael Owens $1,214,513,935 7 $173,501,991
84 Paul Linden $1,205,835,440 12 $100,486,287
85 Markus Manninen $1,204,978,956 2 $602,489,478
86 Tom Wood $1,203,720,269 4 $300,930,067
87 Kevin Mack $1,190,521,490 6 $198,420,248
88 R. Christopher White $1,170,222,529 2 $585,111,265
89 Matt Aitken $1,167,573,219 2 $583,786,610
90 Patrick McClung $1,163,937,208 5 $232,787,442
91 Richard Bluff $1,134,831,429 2 $567,415,715
92 Mahesh Ramasubramanian $1,132,990,661 2 $566,495,331
93 Richard Hollander $1,132,561,895 5 $226,512,379
94 Richard Edlund $1,126,751,651 5 $225,350,330
95 John Dykstra $1,093,925,894 2 $546,962,947
96 Matthew Butler $1,090,941,291 3 $363,647,097
97 James E. Price $1,086,624,248 5 $217,324,850
98 Eric Durst $1,064,501,650 5 $212,900,330
99 Andrew Jackson $1,057,671,767 3 $352,557,256
100 Jonathan Rothbart $1,052,528,914 2 $526,264,457

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

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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