Ocean's Trilogy

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Ocean's Trilogy
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Produced by Jerry Weintraub
Screenplay by Part 1:-
Ted Griffin
Part 2:-
George Nolfi
Part 3:-
Brian Koppelman
David Levien
Story by Part 1:-
George C. Johnson
Jack Golden Russell
Part 2:-
George Nolfi
Part 3:-
Brian Koppelman
David Levien
Based on Ocean's 11 
by Harry Brown
Charles Lederer
Starring George Clooney
Matt Damon
Andy García
Brad Pitt
Bernie Mac
Julia Roberts
Music by David Holmes
Cinematography Steven Soderbergh
Edited by Stephen Mirrione
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
2001, 2004, 2007
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,124,773,000

The Ocean's Trilogy is a series of three comedy heist films, released from 2001 to 2007, directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by Jerry Weintraub for Warner Bros.

The first of the films, Ocean's Eleven (2001) was a remake of the 1960 film of the same name and was followed, due to an immense commercial success, by sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). The films combine well-known elements from heist films and con artist films, presented in a slick and cool style, with a notable absence of violence and gunplay, and an emphasis on humor and lightheartedness.[citation needed]


In Ocean's Eleven, master thief Danny Ocean, just out of prison, plans an elaborate casino-heist to win back his ex-wife, recruiting a wild bunch of thieves and con men to pull off the complex job.

In Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's crew goes to Europe for some heists to get back enough money to pay casino tycoon Terry Benedict, but seem to run into a thievery competition.

In Ocean's Thirteen, the eleven plan to rig a new casino's opening night after its ruthless owner (Al Pacino) double crosses one of the gang.

Soderbergh and George Clooney initially downplayed the possibility of an Ocean's Fourteen or subsequent sequels due to Bernie Mac's death in 2008.[1] However, a new "Ocean's Eleven" reboot with an all-female cast led by Sandra Bullock is in development as of October 2015. It was conceived by producer Jerry Weintraub, Soderbergh and Clooney. Olivia Milch is to write the screenplay, and Gary Ross is to direct.[2][3]



Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office ranking Budget Reference
United States Foreign Worldwide All time domestic All time worldwide
Ocean's Eleven December 7, 2001 $183,417,150 $267,300,000 $450,717,150 #129 #106 $85,000,000 [4]
Ocean's Twelve December 10, 2004 $125,544,280 $237,200,000 $362,744,280 #305 #162 $110,000,000 [5]
Ocean's Thirteen June 8, 2007 $117,154,724 $194,157,900 $311,312,624 #353 #224 $85,000,000 [6][7]
Total $426,116,154 $698,657,900 $1,124,774,054 $295,000,000

Critical reaction[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Yahoo! Movies
Ocean's Eleven 82% (168 reviews)[8] 74% (35 reviews)[9] B (16 reviews)[10]
Ocean's Twelve 55% (175 reviews)[11] 58% (39 reviews)[12] B- (12 reviews)[13]
Ocean's Thirteen 70% (195 reviews)[14] 62% (37 reviews)[15] B (15 reviews) [16]


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