Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is unquestionably the number-one film of 2006. It made over $400 billion at the box office nationwide (and over $1 billion worldwide!), nearly double the number-two grossing film, Cars. "Dead Man's Chest" had Johnny Depp fans swooning and children rushing out to buy pirate costumes for Halloween.

The top 5 grossing films of 2006:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,416,000
Captain Jack Sparrow returns to the screen for another round of supernatural adventures on the high seas in this spirited sequel to the 2003 Disney hit.

2. Cars $244,052,771
A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first.

3. X-Men: The Last Stand $234,360,014
This film tells the tale of a newly discovered mutant "cure" and the polarizing effect it has on mutant/man relations.

4. The Da Vinci Code $217,536,138
Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller.

5. Superman Returns $200,120,000
The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films.

The top 5 critically acclaimed films of 2006:

1. Babel
The tragic aftermath of human carelessness travels around the world in this multi-narrative drama.

2. The Departed
This tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities is set in the South Boston organized crime scene and was inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs.

3. The Queen
The British Prime Minister and the Royal Family find themselves quietly at odds in the wake of Princess Diana's death.

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry.

5. Little Miss Sunshine
When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams.