Ocean's (franchise)

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Official franchise logo
Based onOcean's 11
by Harry Brown & Charles Lederer
George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
Release date
CountryUnited States
Budget$350 million
(Total 4 films)
Box office$1.422 billion
{Total 4 films)

The Ocean's franchise includes American heist films. Three films were written by Ted Griffin and George Nolfi, along with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, for each respective film. Released from 2001 to 2007, the trilogy is often cited as defining its genre and leading to a proliferation and commercialization of heist films throughout the world.[1][2]

Based on the 1960 Rat Pack film, Ocean's 11, the series has seen mixed to favorable critical reception and substantial commercial success. Collectively grossing US$1.17 billion worldwide, the most commercially successful rendition was the first, 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 written and directed by Gary Ross titled Ocean's 8 was released on June 8, 2018.


The Ocean's film series was inspired by the 1960 heist film, Ocean's 11, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring 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 5, 2018 (2018-06-05) Gary Ross Gary Ross & Olivia Milch Gary Ross Steven Soderbergh and Susan Ekins
Untitled prequel TBA Jay Roach Carrie Solomon Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Jay Roach In development

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] However, 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. It was 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 and Mindy Kaling were later announced to star in the film.[7] Elizabeth Banks had previously been attached to the project, but a deal between her and Warner Bros. could not be reached.[8]

The title of the spin-off was later revealed to be Ocean's Eight.[9] In August 2016, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Nora "Awkwafina" Lum were also confirmed to join the cast.[10] The night after her Emmy win, Sarah Paulson was announced as the final cast member of the titular eight.[11] The film was released in the United States on June 8, 2018.[12]


Untitled prequel film[edit]

In May of 2022, it was announced that a prequel film set in '60s-era Europe is in development. The story may reportedly connect to and incorporate elements from the original movie.[13] The project will not be a reboot, but will be set within the established Ocean's franchise.[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. Principal photography is tentatively scheduled for spring 2023.[15][16][13][17][18][19][14][20]

Potential sequel[edit]

A sequel to Ocean's Thirteen had been discussed as a possibility, up until the death of Bernie Mac. However, in June 2021, Don Cheadle revealed that Steven Soderbergh had been working on the concept of a sequel film. In July of the same year, Matt Damon also expressed interest in returning to the franchise, while stating that the project is up to Soderbergh.[21][22]


Additional crew and production details[edit]

Film Crew/Detail
Composer Cinematographer Editor(s) Production
Running time
Ocean's 11 Nelson Riddle Willaim 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 [23]
Ocean's Twelve $125,544,280 $237,200,000 $362,744,280 #504 #344 $110 million [24]
Ocean's Thirteen $117,154,724 $194,157,900 $311,312,624 #567 #441 $85 million [25][26]
Ocean's 8 $140,218,711 $157,500,000 $297,718,711 #406 #474 $70 million [27]
Total $566,334,865 $856,157,900 $1,422,492,765 $350 million [28][29]

Critical response[edit]

Critical and public response of Ocean's films
Title Critical Public
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Ocean's 11 48% (31 reviews)[30] 57 (8 reviews)[31] N/A
Ocean's Eleven 83% (182 reviews)[32] 74 (35 reviews)[33] B+[34]
Ocean's Twelve 55% (185 reviews)[35] 58 (39 reviews)[36] B-[34]
Ocean's Thirteen 70% (200 reviews)[37] 62 (37 reviews)[38] B+[34]
Ocean's 8 68% (365 reviews)[39] 61 (50 reviews)[40] B+[34]


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