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Box Office History for Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

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Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Jul 9, 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $125,000,000 $46,630,690 $305,411,224 $634,954,103  
Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $225,000,000 $135,634,554 $423,315,812 $1,066,215,812  
May 24, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $300,000,000 $114,732,820 $309,420,425 $963,420,425  
May 20, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $250,000,000 $90,151,958 $241,063,875 $1,045,663,875 Play
 
 Totals$900,000,000 $1,279,211,336$3,710,254,215 
 Averages$225,000,000$96,787,506$319,802,834$927,563,554 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Dec 5, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $320,862,849 $2,601,322 $323,464,171
Dec 4, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $312,273,375 $6,080,751 $318,354,126
Oct 18, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $31,323,599 $58,208,090 $89,531,689
 
 Totals$664,459,823$66,890,163$731,349,986
 Averages$221,486,608$22,296,721$243,783,329

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September 12th, 2014

The Skeleton Twins poster

There's a large number of limited releases, including a few that are earning good reviews and strong buzz. One of these is The Drop, but it is opening in too many theaters and I think that will hurt it at the box office. If I were to guess, The Skeleton Twins will be the biggest hit on this week's list. More...

Analysis: The Numbers Bankability Index Under the Covers

November 13th, 2013

On Tuesday we launched The Numbers Bankability Index, a new service to help assess the value that different people bring to the industry, from actors and actresses to directors, screenwriters, producers, and anyone else involved in the creative process of making a movie. In this article, I'll look more deeply into how the Index is compiled, and how we use the tools behind it to analyze questions about people in movies.

If you haven't already, now's a good time to look at our announcement video, and the November Edition of the Worldwide Bankability Index. More...

Analysis: That Music You Hear? It's Probably By Hans Zimmer

September 22nd, 2013


Top-grossing people in technical roles

Last week I unveiled our new People Records section and talked about some of top performers across different types of acting, from the blockbusting superstars to the unsung heroes, to the cameo kings and queens. We've added some more charts to the record section this week, this time covering technical roles, and once more there's a lot of data to be mined. More...

2013 Preview: July

July 1st, 2013

For the most part, June was a really strong month at the box office with nearly every film either matching expectations, or at least coming close enough to call it a victory. Looking forward, there are a dozen films opening wide in July, more or less. One of them, The Smurfs 2, is opening on a Wednesday, so I'm going to hold off talking about that movie till the August preview. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain is opening in less than 1000 theaters, but it has a shot at reaching the top ten during its opening weekend. If we include both of them, there are twelve films, but I think it is better to stick with the ten truly wide, truly July openings. Of these, Despicable Me 2 is clearly going to be the biggest hit at the box office. It could become the second biggest hit of the year so far. It is not the only film that could be a $100 million hit. In fact, there are six films opening in July that I think have a better than 50% chance of reaching that level. There is currently only one film that I think won't at least become a midlevel hit. By comparison in 2012, there were three $100 million movies, led by The Dark Knight Rises, but the rest of the new releases struggled. There's no chance any movie opening this month will top $400 million, in fact, it is quite possible no film will get to $300 million. That said, 2013 has a lot better depth, so it might come out on top in the end. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Johnny Depp 4 Captain Jack Sparrow $3,710,254,215 $8,603,562,972 43.1%
Geoffrey Rush 4 Barbossa $3,710,254,215 $7,824,813,521 47.4%
Kevin McNally 4 Joshamee Gibbs $3,710,254,215 $4,905,447,033 75.6%
Orlando Bloom 3 Will Turner $2,664,590,340 $8,619,927,977 30.9%
Keira Knightley 3 Elizabeth Swann $2,664,590,340 $5,317,026,147 50.1%
Jack Davenport 3 Norrington $2,664,590,340 $3,301,122,891 80.7%
Jonathan Pryce 3 Weatherby Swann $2,664,590,340 $4,621,896,298 57.7%
Lee Arenberg 3 Pintel $2,664,590,340 $3,057,069,150 87.2%
Mackenzie Crook 3 Ragetti $2,664,590,340 $3,398,249,126 78.4%
David Bailie 3 Cotton $2,664,590,340 $3,154,878,839 84.5%
Greg Ellis 3 Groves $2,644,038,403 $4,937,575,483 53.5%
Martin Klebba 3 Marty $2,664,590,340 $6,721,130,838 39.6%
David Schofield 3 Mercer $2,664,590,340 $3,698,917,212 72.0%
Bill Nighy 2 Davy Jones $2,029,636,237 $6,261,433,639 32.4%
Stellan Skarsgård 2 'Bootstrap' Bill Turner $2,029,636,237 $7,587,660,177 26.7%
Tom Hollander 2 Lord Cutler Beckett $2,029,636,237 $3,544,764,862 57.3%
Keith Richards 2 Captain Teague $2,009,084,300 $2,025,820,782 99.2%
Naomie Harris 2 Tia Dalma $2,029,636,237 $3,672,563,664 55.3%
Marco Khan 2 Turkish Guard $1,701,169,915 $3,050,494,592 55.8%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Mike Stenson 4 Executive Producer (3)
Producer (1)
$3,710,254,215 $7,140,197,784 52.0%
Chad Oman 4 Executive Producer (4) $3,710,254,215 $8,808,224,068 42.1%
Jerry Bruckheimer 4 Producer (3)
Executive Producer (1)
$3,710,254,215 $9,787,811,769 37.9%
Ted Elliott 4 Screenwriter (4)
Character Creator (2)
Executive Producer (1)
Story Creator (1)
$3,710,254,215 $6,503,925,031 57.0%
Terry Rossio 4 Screenwriter (4)
Character Creator (2)
Executive Producer (1)
Story Creator (1)
$3,710,254,215 $6,503,925,031 57.0%
Dariusz Wolski 4 Cinematographer (4) $3,710,254,215 $7,093,147,661 52.3%
Penny Rose 4 Costume Designer (4) $3,710,254,215 $5,620,489,807 66.0%
Christopher Boyes 4 Supervising Sound Editor (3)
Sound Designer (3)
Sound Mixer (2)
Re-recording Mixer (2)
$3,710,254,215 $31,813,788,747 11.7%
Gore Verbinski 3 Director (3) $2,664,590,340 $3,829,379,573 69.6%
Stuart Beattie 3 Character Creator (2)
Story Creator (1)
$2,644,038,403 $3,524,758,671 75.0%
Craig Wood 3 Editor (3) $2,664,590,340 $4,826,047,753 55.2%
Bruce Hendricks 3 Executive Producer (3)
Second Unit Director (1)
$2,664,590,340 $3,113,830,195 85.6%
Stephen Rivkin 3 Editor (3) $2,664,590,340 $6,177,619,573 43.1%
Hans Zimmer 3 Composer (3) $3,075,300,112 $28,351,083,560 10.8%
Bob Badami 3 Music Supervisor (3) $3,075,300,112 $6,675,714,706 46.1%
Lee Orloff 3 Sound (3) $2,644,038,403 $7,544,215,945 35.0%
George Watters II 3 Supervising Sound Editor (3) $2,644,038,403 $6,794,604,498 38.9%
Pat Sandston 3 Associate Producer (3) $2,664,590,340 $6,272,968,777 42.5%
Peter Kohn 3 Assistant Director (3) $2,746,833,790 $4,688,918,435 58.6%
Martin Klebba 3 Stunts (3) $2,664,590,340 $7,753,932,720 34.4%
George Marshall Ruge 3 Stunt Coordinator (3)
Second Unit Director (2)
$2,644,038,403 $4,580,969,212 57.7%
Eric McLeod 2 Executive Producer (2)
Unit Production Manager (1)
$2,029,636,237 $4,765,543,059 42.6%
Jay Wolpert 2 Character Creator (2) $2,009,084,300 $2,009,084,300 100.0%
Rick Heinrichs 2 Production Designer (2) $2,029,636,237 $4,172,148,570 48.6%
John Knoll 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $1,701,169,915 $8,282,525,419 20.5%
David H. Venghaus, Jr. 2 Assistant Director (2)
Second Unit Director (1)
$2,029,636,237 $3,585,023,545 56.6%
Priscilla John 2 Casting (2) $2,029,636,237 $5,169,917,693 39.3%
Paul Massey 2 Sound Mixer (1)
Re-recording Mixer (1)
$2,009,084,300 $14,061,535,857 14.3%
John Frazier 2 Special Effects Supervisor (2)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
$2,009,084,300 $6,795,663,460 29.6%
Roger Guyett 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $2,029,636,237 $10,116,414,782 20.1%
Charles Gibson 2 Second Unit Director (1)
Visual Effects Supervisor (1)
$2,009,084,300 $4,573,495,812 43.9%