The Pirates of the Caribbean movie was released to the world on May 20, 2006. Its initial release was limited to the United States. The first trailer was released on April 24, 2006. The film was very well received, earning $250 million on a $140 million budget. In the year 2006, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film received a 7.6 out of 10 rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. The film was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy (Johnny Depp). It was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best International Film.
The film, set in the Caribbean in the 18th century, is based on the characters and themes found in the novels by novelist Robert Louis Stevenson and the 1997 Disney film.
The film starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Other cast members included Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Keith Richards, Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz. The film was directed by Gore Verbinski and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The screenplay was written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.
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