Playing a pirate has turned out to be one of the most lucrative jobs in the entertainment business. Just ask Johnny Depp. The actor will see a paycheck of £60 million for his fifth turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disneyland-inspired franchise. That sounds like a lot as is, but translate that to U.S. dollars and it’s even more. It converts to nearly $95 million. Not bad for a day’s work.
Details for the fifth installment of the mega-successful franchise have yet to be released, but if it’s anything like the first four installments, it will be a worldwide blockbuster. After all, the studio is willing to wager big on it.