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How Much Money Johnny Depp Made From Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

Johnny Depp is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. Even today, after losing many of his roles, he still has a huge fan following. The court case has made the two celebrities it centers go viral, And everyone is talking about Johnny Depp and his career. He has starred in a number of movies and was a part of a few franchises. He has currently sued his ex-wife for defamation over an article she wrote in the Wahington Post. She had previously accused him of domestic violence. This led to him losing his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Johnny Depp’s earnings from Pirates of the Caribbean movies

Johnny Depp's earnings from Pirates of the Caribbean movies
Johnny Depp’s earnings from Pirates of the Caribbean movies

According to his manager, Jack Whigham, the actor was supposed to be paid $22.5 million for the sixth movie of the franchise. It was never filmed. Also, he has reportedly earned $300 million from the five films he has made with the franchise. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his starting salary was $10 million for the first film. Also, he eventually earned $60 million for the second film, $40 million was the backend. For the third film, his base salary was increased to $50 million.

Johnny Depp was paid 90 million dollars for the fifth movie
Johnny Depp was paid 90 million dollars for the fifth movie

Also, the actor in a 2011 interview with Vanity Fair said he was overpaid. He told, “Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he said. “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

For the fourth film, the producers paid Johnny Depp $55 million, according to Forbes. They also reported that the actor was paid, $90 million for the fifth film, Dead Man Tells no Tales. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is $100 million.

The updates of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp

The updates of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp
The updates of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp

As mentioned, Johnny Depp is currently fighting a legal battle against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The trial resumed today, after a week-long hiatus. Also, judgment day is coming closer as the final statement would be released on May 27. Johnny Depp had testified previously against the accusations made by his ex-wife.

Now, Amber Heard had taken the stand and is still testifying. Also, she has blamed the actor for physical and sexual abuse. The proceedings of the case can be viewed live online.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.