The first film of a series of five movies released in a seven-month period that set the record of the worst debut for a 3D movie. This movie debuted to $9.1 million, setting the then-record, losing it to My Soul to Take (2010) ($6.8 million) three weeks later, which lost it to Gulliver's Travels (2010) ($6.3 million) 11 weeks later, which lost it to Drive Angry (2011) ($5.2 million) 10 weeks later, which lost it to Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) ($4.1 million) nine weeks later.
Jasper Park is based upon a real place in Canada, Jasper National Park, which is located in the western Canadian province of Alberta within the chain of the Rocky Mountains. The park portrayed in the movie is a fictionalized version of the factual place.