The Pirates of the Caribbean film series are based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney world. The series surrounds the adventures of four primary characters, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swan, Captain Barbossa, and of course the eccentric, self-centered, yet hilarious pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Keira Knightley was 17 during filming and her mother accompanied her to all of the shoot locations.
The entire attack scene on Port Royal was shot in a single take.
There is a small scab on Jack Sparrow’s chin that gets bigger and bigger throughout the movie. The makeup artist and Johnny Depp did it on purpose as a prank.
Originally, Johnny Depp wanted Jack Sparrow to have no nose and be afraid of silly things like pepper and the common cold. Disney rejected the idea.
First theatrical trailer was released with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), to capitalize on the fact that both films starred Orlando Bloom.
This was the first PG-13 release under the Walt Disney Pictures label in the United States. The Walt Disney Company, however, has released PG-13 and R rated films under the Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures labels since the 1980’s.
The Pirates of the Caribbean series is the 12th highest grossing franchise ever.
The movie is inspired by, and takes its theme from, the popular Walt Disney theme park ride of the same name.
The title of the original Pirates movie was just Pirates Of The Caribbean but the name was changed to Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl in case it did well enough at the box office to merit a sequel.
Johnny Depp reportedly improvised the line Savvy, during shooting in The Curse of the Black Pearl, and continued to use it throughout the film.