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How Many Pirates of the Caribbean Movies Are There

There are 4 Pirates of the Caribbean Movies total. Pirates of the Caribbean 5; In October of 2011, Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed that they are working on a script. In an interview, Kevin McNally stated that a summer 2012 production start was possible. Because of the financial success of On Stranger Tides, the film’s director Rob Marshall might return for this addition to the series

Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (TBA)

Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy adventure films directed by Gore Verbinski (1–3) and Rob Marshall (4), written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. All four films are based on a Walt Disney theme park ride of the same name, and follow the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally), Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Angelica (Penélope Cruz), and Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise encompassing a series of films, a theme park ride, and spinoff novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. The franchise originated with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme ride attraction, which opened at Disneyland in 1967, the last Disney theme park attraction overseen by Walt Disney. Disney based the ride on pirate legends and folklore. As of August 2006, Pirates of the Caribbean attractions can be found at four Disney theme parks. Their related films have grossed almost US$4 billion as of 2011.

The films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released three years later in 2006. The sequel proved successful, breaking records worldwide the day of its premiere. In the end, it earned $1,066,179,725 at the worldwide box office, becoming the fastest film (at the time) to reach the $1-billion-mark and standing as the third highest-grossing film worldwide (since having dropped to seventh place). The third film in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, was released in 2007. In September 2008, Depp signed on for a fourth film in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, released on May 20, 2011 in conventional 2D, Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D. It succeeded in grossing more than $1 billion, becoming the eighth film and fastest Disney film (at the time) to achieve this. So far, the film franchise has grossed $3.72 billion worldwide, and is one of two franchises with two films that reached $1 billion worldwide (the other being the The Dark Knight trilogy). It is the fifth highest-grossing film series of all-time. It has been confirmed that two more installments to the franchise are included in Disney’s future plans. In July 2011, Johnny Depp confirmed he was closing in on a deal for a fifth installment and that the franchise wouldn’t be going ahead without Depp’s participation.

Although it has never been officially confirmed, there is strong evidence to suggest that the series was influenced by, and perhaps loosely based upon, the Monkey Island series of video games. Ted Elliott, one of the two screenwriters of the first four Pirates of the Caribbean films, was allegedly the writer of a Steven Spielberg-produced animated film adaptation of Monkey Island entitled The Curse of Monkey Island (presumably based on the game of the same name), which was cancelled before its official announcement, three years prior to the release of The Curse of the Black Pearl. This film was allegedly in production at Industrial Light & Magic before being cancelled.

Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island series, has jokingly expressed a bitterness towards the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for its similarities to Monkey Island. Gilbert has also stated that On Stranger Tides, a novel by Tim Powers which was adapted into the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, was the principal source of inspiration for his video games.

Pirates of the Caribbean Video Games

  • Adventures in the Magic Kingdom by Capcom featured a stage in which the player had to rescue six civilians from pirates in an island resembling the attraction.
  • Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour by Eidos Interactive included a level in which players can race water boats at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Originally entitled Sea Dogs II) was released in 2003 by Bethesda Softworks to coincide with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Although it had no relation to the characters, it features the movie’s storyline about cursed Aztec gold and undead pirates, and it was the first of several games to be inspired by the attraction, prior to this exploring the stories that made Captain Jack Sparrow a legend.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer Mobile for mobile phones
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online a massively multiplayer online role playing game which was released in Autumn 2007.
  • Kingdom Hearts II features a world based on Pirates of the Caribbean, “Port Royal”, taking place during the events of the first film, with movie characters such as Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner, and Captain Barbossa making appearances. In the first visit, the story is directly copied from the film, but partially modified to fit the Kingdom Hearts II storyline, shown with the inclusions of Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pete. The second visit focuses more on Organization XIII’s activities in Port Royal, as well as Sora, Jack, Donald and Goofy’s first encounter with Luxord.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Game Boy Advance (Nintendo) and a few others. This game is based on Captain Jack Sparrow’s misadventures in the pursuit of saving Ria Anasagasti with his shipmate Will Turner.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, was released for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance and others.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was released on May 22, 2007 and was based on the film of the same name which was released on May 25, 2007. It was the first game in the series to be released for a seventh generation console.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, an action and role playing video game, was being developed by Propaganda Games but was cancelled in October 2010.
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, released in May 2011, is the most recent Pirates game. It features all four films as well as over 70 characters and over 21 levels.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Master of the Seas, a gaming app available on Android and iOS.

Pirates of the Caribbean Characters

Character Movie
The Curse of the Black Pearl
(2003)
Dead Man’s Chest
(2006)
At World’s End
(2007)
On Stranger Tides
(2011)
Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp
Captain Hector Barbossa Geoffrey Rush
Joshamee Gibbs Kevin McNally
Will Turner Orlando Bloom
Dylan Smith (y)
Orlando Bloom
Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley
Lucinda Dryzek (y)
Keira Knightly
James Norrington Jack Davenport
Governor Weatherby Swann Jonathan Pryce
Pintel Lee Arenberg
Ragetti Mackenzie Crook
Marty Martin Klebba
Cotton David Bailie
Scarlett Lauren Maher
Giselle Vanessa Branch
Prison Dog Chopper
Lt. Theodore Groves Greg Ellis Greg Ellis
Murtogg Giles New Giles New
Mullroy Angus Barnett Angus Barnett
Lieutenant Gillette Damian O’Hare Damian O’Hare
Davy Jones Mentioned Bill Nighy
Bootstrap Bill Turner Mentioned Stellan Skarsgård
Lord Cutler Beckett Tom Hollander
Tia Dalma (Calypso) Naomie Harris
Mercer David Schofield
Captain Teague Keith Richards
Anamaria Zoe Saldana
Sao Feng Chow Yun-fat
King George II Mentioned Richard Griffiths
Angelica Penélope Cruz
Blackbeard Ian McShane
Philip Swift Sam Claflin
Syrena Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey
Scrum Stephen Graham
Cabin-Boy Robbie Kay
The Spaniard Óscar Jaenada

Pirates of the Caribbean Crew

Role Movie
The Curse of the Black Pearl Dead Man’s Chest At World’s End On Stranger Tides
Director Gore Verbinski Rob Marshall
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Stuart Beattie
Jay Wolpert
Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Music Klaus Badelt Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer with Rodrigo y Gabriela
Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski

Pirates of the Caribbean Box Office Revenue

Film Release date Box office revenue
North America Other Countries Worldwide
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl July 9, 2003 $305,413,918 $348,850,097 $654,264,015
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest July 7, 2006 $423,315,812 $642,863,913 $1,066,179,725
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 25, 2007 $309,420,425 $654,000,000 $963,420,425
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20, 2011 $241,071,802 $802,800,000 $1,043,871,802
Total $1,279,221,957 $2,448,514,010 $3,727,735,967

Pirates of the Caribbean Pictures

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