A Timeline of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter's Movie Collaborations

They met on his 2001 film Planet of the Apes, and since then it's been 13 years of working together on the big screen

By Jenna Mullins Dec 23, 2014 10:08 PMTags
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Sadly, after 13 years together, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have called it quits. 13 years is actually 95 years in Hollywood years, so a tip of the hat to them for lasting this long.

But the length of their relationship is not the only thing that's rare about them. These two have an impressive list of movies that they've done together since meeting and falling in love back in the early 2000s. Not many celeb couples can say they've worked with their partner for over a decade. These two can.

And now, a look back at their film courtship:

1. Planet of the Apes (2001)

Before James Franco came along, there was Tim Burton's remake of the 1968 film. This is where he met and fell in love with Helena while directing her.
Box Office: $362 million 

2. Big Fish (2001)

Their first collaboration as a couple was her role in this Ewan McGregor-led tearjerker.
Box Office: $122 million

3. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

In this adaptation of the beloved children's novels. Helena starred as Beatrice Baudelaire alongside Jim Carrey.
Box Office: $209 million

4. Corpse Bride (2005)

This stop-motion animated film would be the first of many times Tim cast Helena alongside his go-to actor: Johnny Depp.
Box Office:  $117 million

5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Tim Burton remade this children's classic with Johnny Depp cast as his Wonka. Helena played Charlie's mother, Mrs. Bucket.
Box Office:  $475 million

6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Shocker! When Tim directed the film adaptation of the Tony-award winning Stephen Sondheim musical, he went with both Helena and Johnny in the starring roles.
Box Office: $152 million 

7. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Tim's reboot of the fantasy tale would come after one of the longest gaps between his Helena-led films. This would also be their most successful collaboration to date.
Box Office: $1 billion 

8. Dark Shadows (2012)

Tim once again went with his favorite acting pair, Helena and Johnny, to lead this horror-comedy that was based on a cult classic TV show from the '60s.
Box Office: $245 million

9. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Helena will reprise her role as the Red Queen in the followup to Tim's 2012 mega hit. Principal photography just ended in late October, so this will be the last film Tim and Helena make together as a couple. But hopefully, it won't be their last movie collaboration ever.

You know what they say in Hollywood: exes that can work together...continue to make lots of money together!