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John Knoll

Best known as a Visual Effects Supervisor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $9,336,693,862 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)
Best-known technical roles: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Story Creator), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Executive Producer), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Visual Effects Supervisor), Avatar (Visual Effects Supervisor), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Most productive collaborators: Felicity Jones, Gareth Edwards, Diego Luna, Chris Weitz, Ben Mendelsohn

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Career Summary

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In Technical RolesVisual Effects Supervisor12$3,560,007,376$5,776,686,486$9,336,693,862
Executive Producer1$532,177,324$518,811,164$1,050,988,488
Story Creator1$532,177,324$518,811,164$1,050,988,488

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

All Technical Credits

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12/14/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Story by,
Executive Producer,
Visual Effects Super… 
$532,177,324 $518,811,164 $1,050,988,488
5/20/2015 Tomorrowland Visual Effects Super… $93,436,322 $113,847,135 $207,283,457
7/11/2013 Pacific Rim Visual Effects Super… $101,802,906 $309,200,000 $411,002,906
12/14/2011 Mission: Impossible—Ghost Pro… Visual Effects Super… $209,397,903 $485,315,327 $694,713,230
3/4/2011 Rango Visual Effects Super… $123,477,607 $122,246,993 $245,724,600
12/17/2009 Avatar ILM visual effects s… $760,507,625 $2,015,837,654 $2,776,345,279
2/13/2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Visual Effects Super… $44,277,350 $63,750,351 $108,027,701
7/7/2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead … Visual Effects Super… $423,315,812 $642,900,000 $1,066,215,812
7/9/2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The C… Visual Effects Super… $305,411,224 $329,542,879 $634,954,103
5/16/2002 Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the… Visual Effects Super… $310,676,740 $346,018,875 $656,695,615
5/19/1999 Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Me… Visual Effects Super… $474,544,677 $552,500,000 $1,027,044,677
5/21/1996 Mission: Impossible Visual Effects Super… $180,981,886 $276,716,108 $457,697,994
Movies: 12Totals:$3,560,007,376$5,776,686,486$9,336,693,862

Writer Credits

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12/14/2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155,081,681 4,157 $532,177,324 $1,050,988,488 50.6%
Movies: 1Totals:  $532,177,324$1,050,988,488