If for some reason you questioned whether Johnny Depp was the biggest star in the world, question no more. For the second year in a row Depp has starred in a movie that has grossed more than 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Deadline reports that Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will cross the $1 billion worldwide mark this 4th of July weekend. This comes just a year after Depp’s Alice in Wonderland topped $1 billion in a similar timeframe.
While critics didn’t take well to the fourth film in the Disney franchise, worldwide audiences continue to flock to the adventures of Johnny Depp‘s Captain Jack Sparrow. On Stranger Tides is the second Pirates movie to cross $1 billion worldwide, following Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006, giving Johnny Depp three $1 billion grossing films in his career.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides currently ranks as the 8th highest grossing film of all time in terms of worldwide box office. The film will likely pass The Dark Knight into 7th place before its box office run is over. Not only is Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides the third $1 billion grosser in Johnny Depp’s career, but it also gives the actor four of the top ten highest grossing films of all time.
It’s notable that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the lowest grossing Pirates film in terms of the American office numbers. On Stranger Tides has grossed a relatively modest $232 million in the US as of June 30th, following its May 20th release. Nevertheless, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides crossing a billion dollars worldwide will likely have Disney execs clamoring for a fifth Pirates adventure.