Top US News: Arizona Heatwave Kills 4; Finding Dory Breaks Record With $136.2M Opening Weekend; & More
Four dead after heatwave strikes Arizona
Four hikers have died after a heatwave struck parts of Arizona over the weekend, FOX News reports. The victims collapsed on trails across the state. The deaths occurred in Phoenix Mountain Reserve, Superstition Mountains, near Finger Canyon Rock and Ventana Canyon. High temperatures have been recorded across Phoenix (118 degrees), Tucson (115 degrees), Flagstaff (93 degrees) and Yuma (120 degrees).
Finding Dory earns $136.2M in opening weekend, sets record by any animated movie
Finding Dory, a sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo, earned a record-breaking $136.2 million in its opening weekend, the highest by any animated movie, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. This included the $54 million the movie earned on Friday and the $9.2 million from Thursday night previews. The previous record was set by Shrek the Third (2007), which fell behind Finding Dory by $15 million (the amount has not been adjusted for inflation).
Wait Disney Co. could face lawsuit over alligator attack
After an alligator dragged 2-year-old Lane Graves at a lagoon at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Walt Disney Co. could face a legal fight, as reported by USA Today. The body of Lane was found a day later. According to trial lawyer Dan Cytryn, hotel operators “have a duty to protect (guests) from unreasonable risk of physical harm.”
Wildfire in town near California desert forces evacuation
A wildfire forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in a town in California desert near Mexico border, as reported by Pittsburgh Post Gazette. New Mexico also suffered from fire. Scorching temperatures triggered a wildfire in Los Angeles’ Silver Lakes and several other areas have experienced triple digit temperatures. Temperature in Beverly Hills reached a whopping 112 degrees.
New poster for Suicide Squad released
A new poster for the upcoming movie Suicide Squad was released by director David Ayers, as reported by FlickSided.com. Wonder Woman and the first Justice League movie are in the DC and Warner Bros. pipeline. Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5, 2016, and includes a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (Joker), Will Smith (Deadshot) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress).