It is the movie franchise that has swelled the Disney coffers with a seemingly never-ending haul of booty.
But Pirates Of The Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer has hinted the disappointing performance of the latest sequel could spell the end for Jack Sparrow and his motley crew of sidekicks.
Dead Men Tell No Tales has made the least money in the franchise's history at the domestic box office, and the even stellar performance overseas has been hit due to the supposed weakness of the dollar.
Jack-ing it in? Dead Men Tell No Tales could be the last installment of Pirates Of The Caribbean
Jerry, 73, told Yahoo: 'I hope we can continue to make it, but you know we’ve been having so much fun just promoting this one right now that we’ll just have to wait and see.
'Hopefully it’s very successful on DVD as the other ones have been. Then hopefully we’ll sit down and see where we go.'
However the man behind such classics as Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun and Pearl Harbor did play up the financial performance of the film, which was released in May.
He said: 'I think it did phenomenal. I mean, you’re talking about the fifth in the series in a down market, and the American dollar is so strong that we’re getting less returns from foreign.
'We’ll just have to wait and see': Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was non-committal on the future of the franchise