Pirates Of The Caribbean is one of the topmost franchise of Hollywood. The series which made Johnny Depp famous as Captain Jack Sparrow has contributed at the worldwide box office. Two films of the series, in fact, crossed $ 1 billion mark globally. If that doesn’t talk about the grand success of the series than what does?
But do you know Robert de Niro rejected when he was offered Pirates Of the Caribbean? That’s true! Robert was offered the role of Captain Jack Sparrow before Johnny Depp. However, he declined the offer thinking the film will do poorly at the box office. Robert thought so because earlier Pirates film didn’t do well at the box office.
Isn’t that surprising?
Well, Robert’s decision proved to be his loss but a big benefit for Johnny Depp whose career got a great benefit with POTC films. Interestingly, some of the highest grossers of Johnny Depp are Pirates Of The Caribbean movies. 2006 film Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is his highest grosser with a business of $1.06 billion. 2011 release Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides follows with collections of $1.04 billion.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End is also not far. With a business of $961 million, the film is his 4th highest grosser of Johnny so far. Other Pirates films have also performed amazingly at the box office.
We wonder what Robert DeNiro thinks about his decision now!