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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ nets $7.5 million overnight

(Photo: Columbia Pictures)The expectations for "The Amazing Spider-Man" are high, and if midnight screening attendance is any indication, the big budget summer movie is going to meet its numbers.

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No records were broken last night as Spider-Man netted $7.5 million in total midnight U.S. screenings, $1.2 million of which was from IMAX ticket sales."Harry Potter" still holds the midnight screening record with $43.5 million ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2").

Staying in line with Spidey's historical performance, last night's earnings totaled the same as "Spider-Man 3" midnight screenings in 2007, according to Exhibitor Relations Co.

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Even though last night's screenings for "Spider-Man" didn't come close to those of recent megahits "Hunger Games" ($19.7 million) or "Marvel's The Avengers" ($18.7 million), ERC still predicts it will be a hit and among the summer's top five most successful movies.

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