Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Buena Vista, 2006)
The second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Dead Man’s Chest was directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Dead Man’s Chest was filmed back-to-back with the third installment, At World’s End, released in 2007.
Dead Man’s Chest set several records in its July opening weekend. With a weekend gross of $136 million, it set a record (at the time) for being the fastest film to gross over a billion worldwide. (It now sits as the 17th highest-grossing film.) It held the title of being the highest grossing film released by Walt Disney Studios for six years, until 2012 when surpassed by The Avengers. Dead Man’s Chest does retain the title of being Walt Disney’s highest grossing live-action film. Dead Man’s Chest currently sits as one of the 12th Most Expensive films list (it took $225 million to make). Dead Man’s Chest won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
In Dead Man’s Chest, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann’s (Kiera Knightley) wedding is interrupted by Lord Culter Beckett (Tom Hollander). He wants Turner to acquire Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) compass in an attempt to find the Dead Man’s Chest. While Sparrow discovers that his debt to Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) is due.
Dead Man’s Chest sits with a box office total of $1.066 billion.