Readers Rank the Pirates of the Carribean Movies
After a solid opening weekend, Disney latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Dead Men Tell No Tales aka Pirates 5, has behaved like a sinking ship at the box office. Lucky for Jack Sparrow that the Pirates franchise is a big performer overseas. Thanks to strong international box office, the latest entry in the series has crossed half a billion dollars in global grosses in two weeks. So you may want to brace yourself for Pirates 6 some time in the future.
Until that happens, let’s see how the readers ranked the first four Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
This may be a “first” in the Worst to First-Reader’s Rank series. I’m not going to go back and double check, but I believe this is the first time that readers have completely agreed with my rankings. That’s not to say that everyone agreed on the rankings, but the overall results mirrored my own. Collectively, our rankings reflect a steady decline in quality from the first movie.
4. On Stranger Tides
Nearly 80% of readers picked the 2011 four-quel as the worst of the series (we didn’t bother ranking the new movie yet). No one named On Stranger Tides as their favorite Pirates movie, but it did get a couple of second-place votes.
3. At World’s End
Just over 20% of you named At World’s End as your least favorite movie in the franchise. That’s perfectly understandable given the disappointing ending to the original trilogy. If nothing else, On Stranger Tides was shorter. A couple of readers named At World’s End as their favorite movie in the series. I can’t come up with a rationalization for that other than “different strokes”.
2. Dead Man’s Chest
One reader named Dead Man’s Chest as their favorite Pirates movie. Over 70% of you ranked it in second place. The remainder placed the movie as their third-favorite with no one naming Dead Man’s Chest as their least favorite movie in the series.
1. The Curse of the Black Pearl
Nearly 80% of readers picked the first movie as their favorite. Gotta admit, that seems low to me. Like I said before, “different strokes” but for my money Curse of the Black Pearl is objectively better than any of the movies that followed. I’m not sure where just over a fifth of you guys are coming from. The lowest anyone ranked the first movie was third place.
That’s it for this ranking. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Jeffthewildman’s rankings of the X-Men movies. I’ll be tabulating the results soon, so you will want to hurry up and get your votes in.
Posted on June 7, 2017, in Movies, readers rank and tagged Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, orlando bloom, penelope cruz, pirates of the caribbean. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.