Blue Jasmine might be Woody Allen’s biggest film, ever

It's on track to beat out Midnight in Paris.

Over the weekend, Blue Jasmine became the biggest box-office debut of Woody Allen’s career.

The dramedy, which is headed up by Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin, beat out the opening figures for Midnight in Paris – easily Allen’s best-performing film. Blue Jasmine tells the story of a well-to-do socialite (Blanchett) losing her riches after her marriage (to an ever swagger-filled Baldwin) falls apart.

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Not only is the film raking in cash – albeit for now, from a select-few theaters – critics are eating it up too. Jasmine is sat on a cosy 85% rating over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Allen’s gift of super-lucid writing – that particular true-to-life texture – is said to be in pitch-perfect form. All signs point to Blue Jasmine continuing his mesmerising late-career form that began with Match Point and was so celebrated in Midnight in Paris

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We say all signs point to because the film isn’t yet screening in the UK, and won’t be until September. We’ll have to do with this trailer – and perhaps a few critical re-viewings of Vicky Christina Barcelona – until then.