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'Amazing Spider-Man' midnight debut rakes in $7.5M

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone kiss in a scene from the 2012 film 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' (Columbia Pictures)

July 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"The Amazing Spider-Man" had an amazing debut at the box office, raking in $7.5 million from its midnight premiere Tuesday.

That matches the amount "Spider-Man 3" made from its first midnight screenings in 2007. "Spider-Man 3" pulled in a then-record $151 million its opening weekend.

Industry experts expect the latest "Spider-Man" movie to take in $120 million through the Fourth of July weekend.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.