The Daily Scoop 12-5-2016
The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.
Disney’s latest animated movie is staying at the top of the post-thanksgiving box office charts. “Moana” brought in more than $28.4 million its second weekend in theaters. The film features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and is about a princess’s mythical journey in ancient Polynesia.
Another family-friendly film, JK Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” held on to its number two spot, bringing in $18.5 million. The Harry Potter spin-off has brought in more than $183 million in three weeks.
Paramount’s sci-fi mindbender “Arrival” took third with $7.3 million. In the film, Amy Adams plays a linguist who leads a team of investigators trying to figure out how to communicate with aliens after 12 extraterrestrial spacecrafts appear across earth.
World Record Bell Ringing
It’s that time of year again when the Salvation Army Red Kettles and bell ringers make their way in front of grocery stores, and a ringer in Mississippi just broke the world record on longest time consecutively ringing at 151 hours.
Jamie Richardson stood outside a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Biloxi for a week straight collecting money. At times the rain was so bad Richardson stood inside a tent and continued ringing, even when nobody was there. He credited the kindness of people who donated for giving him the strength to keep going.
Sen. Thune’s Father Honored
Senator John Thune’s father was honored Saturday for something he did nearly 75 years ago.
Senator Thune posted this video on Facebook saying, “Last night my dad was honored at the University of Minnesota vs. Vanderbilt game played at the Sanford Pentagon. He was a member of the Gophers men’s basketball team from 1939-1942 and was named MVP in 1941.”