Since his breakthrough role in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, Johnny Depp has grown to become the charismatic leading man in dozens of hit blockbusters. Here are his highest grossing movies, adjusted for inflation…
12) Alice Through the Looking Glass
In the follow-up to Tim Burton’s visually-incredible Alice in Wonderland, Depp returned to play the Hatter. In this installment, Alice returns to Wonderland and must race against time to save her old friend.
Worldwide box office in 2016: $276,928,112.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $340,621,577.76
11) Sleepy Hollow
Depp plays police detective Ichabod Crane in this spooky supernatural film from Tim Burton. The New York detective is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders confucted by the, ‘Headless Horseman.’
Worldwide box office in 1999: $207,068,340.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $368,581,645.20
10) The Tourist
Depp stars opposite Angelina Jolie in this romantic thriller. Depp plays Frank Tupelo, a maths teacher who becomes entangled with Elise Clifton-Ward – a woman who is being pursued by policemen and gangsters, thanks to her ex boyfriend.
Worldwide box office in 2010: $278,731,369.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $379,074,661.84
9) Murder on the Orient Express
Sir Kenneth Branaugh directed this fresh retelling of Agatha Christie’s classic detective story, and even starred as detective Hercules Poirot. Depp joined the all-star cast as mobster Edward Ratchett.
Worldwide box office in 2017: $351,767,147.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $425,638,247.87
8) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tim Burton brought his own unique style to Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book back in 2005. Unsurprisingly, he invited his most prolific lead man to play the zany chocolate factory owner, Willy Wonka.
Worldwide box office in 2005: $475,825,484.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $723,254,735.68
7) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald
After Johnny Depp’s big reveal as Grindlewald at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we got to see Depp play the titular villain in this Wizarding World sequel.
Worldwide box office in 2018: $651,280,475.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $768,510,960.50
6) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Depp’s lovable but chaotic pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, returned in this fifth outing for the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which saw him face off against Javier Bardem’s haunting Captain Salazar and his ghostly crew.
Worldwide box office in 2017: $794,861,794.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $961,782,770.74
5) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Inspired by the Disney World ride of the same name, this first installment in the swashbuckling adventure series made the world fall in love with Captain Jack Sparrow, and instantly warranted a host of sequels.
Worldwide box office in 2003: $654,310,819.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $1,053,440,418.59
4) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
In this third installment in the series, Will, Elizabeth and Barbosa find themselves at war against the East India Company, and decide to rescue Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ locker.
Worldwide box office in 2007: $960,996,492.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $1,374,224,983.56
3) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
In the fourth outing for Jack Sparrow, the chaotic Captain decides to set off in search of the fountain of youth, but quickly discovers that the forbiddable Captain Blackbeard is after it, too.
Worldwide box office in 2011: $1,045,713,802.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $1,380,342,218.64
2) Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton brought Lewis Carrol’s world to life in stunning glory with this all-star live action retelling. He invited Depp to play the Hatter.
Worldwide box office in 2010: $1,025,491,110.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $1,394,667,909.60
1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Topping the list of Johnny Depp’s highest grossing movies is the second entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Captain Jack Sparrow must avoid becoming trapped in the locker of Bill Nighy’s villainous Davy Jones.
Worldwide box office in 2006: $1,066,179,725.00
Adjusted for inflation in 2022: $1,567,284,195.75
There you have it – Johnny Depp’s highest grossing films, adjusted for inflation!