The Daily Scoop 10-17-2016

The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.

Weekend Top Flicks

After careful calculations, there’s a new leader atop the box office this weekend.

“The Accountant” opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million. The Warner Brothers’ thriller stars Ben Affleck as an autistic mathematician.

Finishing narrowly in second was “Kevin Hart: What Now.” The Kevin Hart comedy film took in just under $12 million.

Rounding out the top three was last week’s first place film, “The Girl on the Train.” The thriller starring Emily Blunt also netted just under $12 million, bringing its domestic total to over $46 million.

Nyberg Twins Visit Sioux Falls

A couple of hometown Vikings cheerleaders visited with Sioux Falls fans while the team is on their bye week.

Augustana graduates Kirsten and Karmen Nyberg stopped by Nyberg Ace in Sioux Falls. They took pictures with fans and signed autographs. The Nyberg sisters say they take any opportunity they can to visit home.

The Nyberg sisters and the Vikings will be back in action next week at Philadelphia.

Favre Honored in Green Bay

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was honored yesterday as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

During the halftime ceremony of the Packers game against the Dallas Cowboys, Favre’s name was unveiled inside Lambeau Field alongside other Packers who are in the Hall of Fame. Favre was also given his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring. His number 4 jersey was retired on Thanksgiving 2015 during his last visit to the stadium.

Favre holds the NFL record of 297 consecutive starts under center. If you include the playoffs, that number increases to a staggering 321 games.