'Captain America: The First Avenger' Earns $4 Million in Midnight Showings

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Paramount and Marvel Entertainment's Captain America: The First Avenger got off to a strong start in midnight runs, grossing $4 million as it debuted in 2,000 theaters.

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X-men: First Class earned $3.4 in midnight runs, while Warner Bros.' Green Lantern took in $3.35

Also from Paramount and Marvel, Thor grossed $3.25 million in midnight shows on its way to a $65 million opening.

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Paramount projects that Captain America will open somewhere between First Class and Thor (First Class grossed $55.1 million in its first weekend).

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