The fourth film in the Johnny Depp-starring franchise appealed to 5.40m (22.6%) at 8pm.
Antiques Roadshow was the most-watched programme of the night, attracting 6.43m (28.2%) at 7pm, before which Countryfile was seen by 5.58m (26.6%) at 6pm.
Agatha Christie's Marple was the main attraction for ITV, drawing 4.30m (17.9%) at 8pm, with Catchphrase achieving 3.79m (16.9%) an hour earlier.
Chelsea's victory over Liverpool on BBC One's Match of the Day 2 at 10.30pm was viewed by 3.18m (23.0%), beating Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn comedy The Break-Up, which pulled in 990k (7.3%) at 10.15pm for ITV.
Michael Palin in Wyeth's World secured 1.22m (5.2%) for BBC Two at 9pm, followed by a festive QI with 1.48m (7.3%) and retrospective 2013: Moments in Time with 770k (5.1%).
On Channel 4, a new series of Speed with Guy Martin drove away with 1.82m (7.5%), while 8 Out of 10 Cats' Christmas special got 1.86m (7.9%) and Rude Tube entertained 1.35m (7.3%).
World's Strongest Man continued on Channel 5 with 930k (3.8%) at 8pm, as An Audience with Bruce Forsyth and Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes amused 630k (2.7%) and 520k (2.9%) respectively.
BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional