One of the most well-known actors in Hollywood is Johnny Depp. Despite the recent drama surrounding his ex-wife, Amber Heard’s, trial, many fans remain devoted to this multifaceted actor. Depp is well-known for his repeated performances as oddball outcasts who are misunderstood by society. The characters are typically colourful in look and demeanour, as Captain Jack Sparrow exemplifies.
While Depp is most known for playing the pirate Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny has had a number of commercially successful endeavours. Here are Johnny Depp’s top-grossing films of all time, from his appearances in the Fantastic Beasts trilogy to his countless collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton.
Murder on the Orient Express –
Murder on the Orient Express, a Kenneth Branagh-helmed mystery-thriller based on Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel of the same name, has earned $352.8 million worldwide. Depp portrays Edward Ratchett, a sketchy character with a sinister secret, in the movie. Ratchett ultimately loses out in this movie about the world’s greatest detective, Hercule Poirot (Branagh). A small avalanche later stops the Orient Express after he boards it. Poirot was unaware that a murder had been arranged, and the murderer is aboard the train.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory –
The worldwide box office for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was $475 million. It is the second adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1954 novel and was directed by Depp’s longtime collaborator Tim Burton. Depp portrays the enigmatic and innocent Willy Wonka in the movie, who distributes five golden tickets in five different chocolate bars.
He will let whoever kid finds them into his chocolate factory. The tickets are all discovered amid complete chaos, with the last one being discovered by a very unique youngster by the name of Charlie Bucket. Charlie visits the most amazing—and perilous—chocolate factory ever with his grandfather, joining the other kids. Unfortunately, nothing in the production goes as expected.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl –
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, the first movie in the series, made $654.3 million worldwide. Depp received the notoriety he deserved thanks to this movie, despite previously just being known as a cult performer. A total of five Academy Award nominations were received for the movie. Naturally, Depp portrays the oddball trickster-pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, known for his inebriated swagger, slurred speech, and wildly gesticulating hands.
His fictional accounts of how he just managed to leave a barren island where he was are what made him famous. Hugh Jackman was the original choice to play Jack Sparrow, but Disney chose Johnny Depp. Depp’s interpretation of the role baffled Disney execs, who thought his demeanour would derail the picture.
In the movie, Jack Sparrow works with blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) to find Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Swann was taken by the long-cursed Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Unless a blood sacrifice is offered, he and his crew will be destined to an eternal state of neither life nor death by an old curse.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald –
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the first installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, made $654.8 million at the global box office. Despite the movie’s unfavourable reviews, many people applauded Depp for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald, the most formidable evil wizard of his time.
The movie describes what transpired as Grindelwald ascended to power at the beginning of the 20th century. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) works with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to prevent his goal to create pure-blood wizards to rule over Muggles. In a divided Wizarding World, loyalty is put to the test even among the closest friends and family.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales –
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the franchise’s fifth and last film as of yet, brought in $795 million. Critics refer to the movie as a “requel” because it marks a new beginning for a previously established universe, yet viewers gave it poor ratings.
In the movie, dangerous ghost pirates led by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who is out to kill every pirate at sea, including Captain Jack Sparrow, escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Finding the fabled Trident of Poseidon, a potent artefact that grants its owner complete dominion over the oceans, is Jack’s only chance for survival.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them-
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first film in the Harry Potter prequel series, brought in $814 million worldwide. The movie received five British Academy Film Award nominations and took home the prize for Best Production Design. Since Grindelwald spends the most of the movie disguising himself as Percival Graves (Colin Farrell), Depp only plays Grindelwald in a cameo capacity.
At the very end, Grindelwald makes himself known. The 1920s are depicted in the movie, and Newt Scamander, a young British activist magician, shows up in New York with a curious leather suitcase filled with various magical animals.
When Newt’s suitcase vanishes amid the growing catastrophes brought on by the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, Senior Auror Percival Graves is alerted. Now that 5th Avenue is being terrorised by an invisible threat, Newt is his target.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End –
The third installment in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, earned $961 million at the global box office. Pirates of the Caribbean was originally intended to be a single picture, but a trilogy was later planned, with this movie serving as the conclusion. At the 80th Academy Awards, the movie received nominations for Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects. After saving Jack from the world of the dead, Will, Elizabeth, Captain Barbossa, and Jack must face familiar foes, according to the plot of At World’s End.
Now that he has Lord Cutler Bekcet (Tom Hollander) under control, he joins forces with Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) to rule the seas and wipe out the other pirates.
To make their last stand for independence, Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), and the crew must summon the Pirate Lords from all parts of the world.
Alice in Wonderland (2010) –
Lewis Carroll’s novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, served as the inspiration for the dark fantasy movie Alice in Wonderland. The movie with Tim Burton as the director made $1.02 billion globally.
The movie has a considerably darker interpretation than other adaptations of Carroll’s books because it was a collaboration between Depp and Burton. Depp portrays the Mad Hatter, a resentful mayor of Wonderland and the head of the opposition to Iracebeth, in the movie.
Alice (Mia Kingsleigh) has been asked to marry a nobleman from England.
She sneaks away from the engagement party to think about whether to proceed with the marriage. She spots an odd rabbit and ends up sliding down a hole in the garden. Alice finds herself in a weird, fantastical setting that reminds her of childhood nightmares. Talking animals, strange individuals, and evil queens and knights abound throughout the realm. Alice is aware of what she is there to do.
She must eliminate the terrifying Jabberwocky and put the legitimate monarch back on the throne.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) –
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the franchise, made $1.04 billion in revenue. Only Depp, out of the original three leads, is back in this film. In the movie, Jack Sparrow runs across Angelica, a former lover played by Penelope Cruz. He is unsure if they are in love or if she is merely using him as a pawn to help her locate the fabled Fountain of Youth. She coerces him into boarding Blackbeard’s (Ian McShane) fearsome ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Then, unexpectedly embarking on an adventure, Jack is confused whether to fear Angelica or Blackbeard more.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) —
The second Pirates of the Caribbean film made $1.06 billion in revenue. In addition to winning Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest got four nominations. The movie set numerous records when it came out, according to Forbes, including the biggest opening weekend in the US, the fastest movie to earn $1 billion worldwide, the highest-grossing first sequel worldwide, the highest-grossing movie of 2006, and the third-highest-grossing movie of all time.
The main character of the movie is the spectral pirate Davy Jones, who arrives to pay back a blood debt. To avoid having his soul cursed to Davy Jones’ servitude, Captain Jack Sparrow must move quickly to retrieve the heart of Jones.