In the swashbuckling film, the ghost of Captain Salazar, played by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”), wants Jack Sparrow to pay for causing his untimely death. And Oscar champ Geoffrey Rush (“Shine”) is back again as Sparrow’s frenemy Barbossa, who has his own agenda in mind during “Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Newcomer Brenton Thwaites appears as Henry Turner, a young man with daddy issues who’s trying to break a curse, while Kaya Scodelario plays Carina Smyth, an astronomer whose intelligence gets her into trouble. This time around, Sparrow is on the hunt for the iconic Trident of Poseidon, which gives its bearer the power to control the seas.
Whether or not “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is indeed the “final adventure,” as it’s being billed by Disney, will likely depend on how much money it makes. Below, see how each of the former films fared at the box office, both in the U.S. and across the seas.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003) debuted with $305 million domestic/$654 million worldwide
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006) scored $423 million domestic/$1 billion worldwide
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007) earned $309 million domestic/$963 million worldwide
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011) finished at $241 million domestic/$1 billion worldwide