In the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, the titular pirates of said Caribbean travel pretty much the entire world over the course of four films. Between Britain, Jamaica, Haiti, Singapore, and America, our heroes wind up sailing, if not the seven seas, then at least like ... three?
Or four, if you count all that rum Jack Sparrow puts away.
Actual Time Scale: Many Months
This is, after all, set in the age of exploration. Although the movies zip between international locations as fast as Jason Bourne, the reality is that, if we're true to the time period and the type of ships used, almost every scene in these films would have been interspersed with months of slow, uneventful ocean travel. The Magellan expedition, in a more or less direct route, took more than three years to sail around the Earth, and they presumably didn't have to stop to battle zombies too many times, if at all. Based on the average speed of pirate ships at the time (8.3 mph), the shortest distance that the Black Pearl covered, from Jamaica to Haiti in the first film, would have taken at least two days. The longest would probably be the journey from Singapore to the Caribbean in the third film, which would have taken a whopping two months.
Which is still less tedious than watching On Stranger Tides once.
Most of that time having been spent cultivating scurvy and struggle-pooping over the side of a rocking ship. That's what the poop deck is for, after all.
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