The Wolverine may have earned over twice as much as any other film at the US box office this weekend, but its $53.1 million opening was below expectations, and not up to scratch. Indeed, no matter its decent long-term prospects, this is a clear disappointment, as the lowest start yet for a film from the X-Men franchise (not even considering box office inflation nor 3D ticket pricing). It was the only major nationwide release, although there were some other, more successful films opening over the weekend, as you'll find out after the jump.
The Winner / Highest Opener: The Wolverine ($53,113,752)
Top Per-Theatre Average: Blue Jasmine ($102,011)
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