The sequel to 2012's franchise reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man" snatched $8.7 million in ticket sales from Thursday night showings in the U.S., according to its distributor,
The movie -- starring
An $8.7-million Thursday night puts
The first "Amazing Spider-Man," which also starred Garfield and Stone, and the Sam Raimi-directed "Spider-Man 3" from 2007, starring
"The Amazing Spider-Man" opened wide on the Tuesday of a July 4 weekend and went on to gross $137 million in its first six days in U.S. release. "Spider-Man 3" opened with $151 million in its first three days.