Ocean's (franchise)

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]

Ocean's
Official franchise logo
Based onOcean's 11 by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, Jack Golden Russell & George Clayton Johnson
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
1960-present
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$350 million
(Total 4 films)
Box office$1.422 billion
(Total 4 films)

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.


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