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Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
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CountryUnited States
Budget$350 million
(Total 4 films)
Box office$1.422 billion
(Total 4 films)

Ocean's is a series of heist films. Beginning with the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean's 11, the series has seen mixed to favorable critical reception and substantial commercial success. After the 1960 film, a trilogy was released from 2001 to 2007, often cited as defining its genre and leading to a proliferation and commercialization of heist films throughout the world.[1][2] The most commercially successful was the first film, Ocean's Eleven (2001). It established the ensemble cast of George Clooney as Danny Ocean, Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell, and Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan. A long list of supporting cast members maintain the trilogy. The first sequel, Ocean's Twelve, was released in 2004, with the final film, Ocean's Thirteen, following in 2007. An all-female spin-off titled Ocean's 8 was released in 2018.


The Ocean's film series was inspired by and based on the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11. Directed by Lewis Milestone, with a script co-written by Harry Brown and Charles Lederer, from an original story by George Clayton Johnson and Jack Golden Russell; the movie starred five of the Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop.[3]


Film U.S. release date Director Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s) Status
Ocean's 11 August 10, 1960 (1960-08-10) Lewis Milestone Harry Brown & Charles Lederer George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell Lewis Milestone Released
Ocean's Eleven December 7, 2001 (2001-12-07) Steven Soderbergh Ted Griffin Jerry Weintraub
Ocean's Twelve December 10, 2004 (2004-12-10) George Nolfi
Ocean's Thirteen June 8, 2007 (2007-06-08) Brian Koppelman & David Levien
Ocean's 8 June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) Gary Ross Gary Ross & Olivia Milch Gary Ross Susan Ekins and Steven Soderbergh
Untitled prequel TBA Jay Roach Carrie Solomon Jay Roach, Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie Pre-production

Ocean's Eleven (2001)[edit]

Master thief Danny Ocean (George Clooney), just out of prison, plans an elaborate Las Vegas three-casino-heist to win back his ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts). To that end, he recruits ten other thieves and con men to pull off the complex job, eventually stealing US$160 million.

Ocean's Twelve (2004)[edit]

Ocean's crew is blackmailed by the casino owner they stole from—Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia)—into paying him just over $198 million (their loot plus interest). The team is given two weeks to come up with the money so they travel to Europe to execute three heists.

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)[edit]

Ocean and his crew plan to rig a new casino's opening night to inflict ruinous losses after its ruthless owner Willy Bank (Al Pacino) double-crosses one of the gang, with plans to ruin his life.

Ocean's 8 (2018)[edit]

Soderbergh and George Clooney initially downplayed the possibility of an Ocean's Fourteen or subsequent sequels after Bernie Mac's death in 2008.[4] Several years later, a new Ocean's Eleven spin-off with an all-female cast led by Sandra Bullock as the sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean was put in development, conceived by producer Jerry Weintraub, Soderbergh and Clooney. Olivia Milch wrote the screenplay, and Gary Ross directed the film.[5][6] Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling,[7][8][9] Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Nora "Awkwafina" Lum[10] and Sarah Paulson star in the film.[11] The film was released in the United States on June 8, 2018.[12]


Untitled prequel film[edit]

In May 2022, a prequel film set in 1960s Europe was revealed to be in development, which will also connect to and incorporate elements from the original film,[13] and is intended to not be a reboot, but instead set within the established continuity.[14] Margot Robbie will star in and produce the project, while Jay Roach will serve as director with a script written by Carrie Solomon. Tom Ackerley and Roach will additionally serve as producers. The project will be a joint-venture production between Warner Bros. Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment, and Village Roadshow Pictures.[15][16][13][17][18][19][14] Shortly after its initial announcement, Ryan Gosling entered early negotiations in August to co-star in the film, alongside Robbie.[20][21][22] In December 2023, it was revealed that the characters that Robbie and Gosling would be playing are the parents of Danny and Debbie Ocean (as portrayed by Clooney and Bullock, respectively).[23] The film's tentative production start date was for spring 2023, but was ultimately delayed due to the cast's production schedule.[24]

Potential sequel[edit]

A sequel to Ocean's Thirteen had been in development until the death of Bernie Mac. In June 2021 Don Cheadle revealed that Steven Soderbergh had been working on the concept of a sequel film. The following month, Matt Damon also expressed interest in returning to the franchise, while stating that the project was up to Soderbergh.[25][26] In December 2023, George Clooney revealed that the script for the film was completed and confirmed his involvement. He said that the story was comparable to Going in Style.[23]

Potential crossover[edit]

In April 2023, Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney said during the Toronto International Film Festival that they had discussed a crossover sequel with the Magic Mike saga.[27][28]

Principal cast and characters[edit]

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Character Films
Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Thirteen Ocean's 8 Untitled prequel
Danny Ocean George Clooney George ClooneyP  
Rusty Ryan Brad Pitt  
Linus Caldwell Matt Damon Matt DamonE[29][30]  
Terry Benedict Andy García  
Tess Ocean Julia Roberts  
Basher Tarr Don Cheadle  
Virgil Malloy Casey Affleck  
Turk Malloy Scott Caan  
Reuben Tishkoff Elliott Gould  
Frank Catton Bernie Mac  
Livingston Dell Eddie Jemison  
Saul Bloom Carl Reiner Carl ReinerE[30]  
"The Amazing" Yen Qin Shaobo  
Walsh Michael DeLano  
Bruiser Scott L. Schwartz  
Denny Shields Jerry Weintraub  
François Toulour
The Night Fox
  Vincent Cassel  
Isabel Lahiri   Catherine Zeta-Jones  
Matsui   Robbie Coltrane  
Molly Stark   Cherry Jones  
Gaspar LeMarc   Albert Finney  
Commissario Giordano   Mattia Sbragia  
Roman Nagel   Eddie Izzard  
Abigail Sponder   Ellen BarkinE[a] Ellen Barkin  
Bobby Caldwell   Peter FondaE[b] Bob Einstein  
Willy Bank   Al Pacino  
Debbie   Olga Sosnovska  
"The V.U.P."   David Paymer  
Deborah "Debbie" Ocean   Sandra Bullock  
Lou Miller   Cate Blanchett  
Rose Weil   Helena Bonham Carter  
Daphne Kluger   Anne Hathaway  
Leslie "Nine Ball" Jordan   Rihanna  
Amita   Mindy Kaling  
Constance   Awkwafina  
Tammy   Sarah Paulson  
Penelope Stern   Dakota Fanning  
Lawrence   Richard Robichaux  
Claude Becker   Richard Armitage  
Mrs. Ocean   Margot Robbie
Mr. Ocean   Ryan Gosling

Additional crew and production details[edit]

Film Crew/Detail
Composer Cinematographer Editor Production
Running time
Ocean's 11 Nelson Riddle William H. Daniels Philip W. Anderson Warner Bros. Pictures,
Dorchester Productions
Warner Bros. 2 hrs 7 mins
Ocean's Eleven David Holmes Peter Andrews Stephen Mirrione Warner Bros. Pictures,
Village Roadshow Pictures,
Jerry Weintraub Productions,
Section Eight Productions,
NPV Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures 1 hr 57 mins
Ocean's Twelve Warner Bros. Pictures,
Village Roadshow Pictures,
Jerry Weintraub Productions,
Section Eight Productions
2 hrs 5 mins
Ocean's Thirteen 2 hrs 2 mins
Ocean's 8 Daniel Pemberton Eigil Bryld Juliette Welfling Warner Bros. Pictures,
Village Roadshow Pictures,
Smokehouse Pictures,
Larger Than Life Productions
1 hr 50 mins
Untitled prequel TBA TBA TBA Warner Bros. Pictures,
Village Roadshow Pictures,
LuckyChap Entertainment


Box office performance[edit]

Film Box office revenue Box office ranking Budget Reference
United States International Worldwide All time domestic All time worldwide
Ocean's Eleven $183,417,150 $267,300,000 $450,717,150 #241 #286 $85 million [32]
Ocean's Twelve $125,544,280 $237,200,000 $362,744,280 #504 #344 $110 million [33]
Ocean's Thirteen $117,154,724 $194,157,900 $311,312,624 #567 #441 $85 million [34][35]
Ocean's 8 $140,218,711 $157,500,000 $297,718,711 #406 #474 $70 million [36]
Total $566,334,865 $856,157,900 $1,422,492,765 $350 million [37][38]

Critical response[edit]

Critical and public response of Ocean's films
Title Critical Public
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Ocean's 11 48% (31 reviews)[39] 57 (8 reviews)[40]
Ocean's Eleven 83% (182 reviews)[41] 74 (35 reviews)[42] B+[43]
Ocean's Twelve 55% (185 reviews)[44] 58 (39 reviews)[45] B−[43]
Ocean's Thirteen 70% (200 reviews)[46] 62 (37 reviews)[47] B+[43]
Ocean's 8 68% (365 reviews)[48] 61 (50 reviews)[49] B+[43]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Barkin appears in the deleted scene named, "Meet the Team, Again"
  2. ^ Although it was reported that Peter Fonda had joined Ocean's Twelve as Matt Damon's character's father,[31] his scenes were not included in the final cut of the film. The character was recast in Ocean's Thirteen.


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