December 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ box office hits $1 billion worldwide

[ad_1] Just three weeks after its release, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has already raked in more than $1 billion around the world. Disney (DIS), which owns the "Star Wars" production company Lucasfilm, said Sunday that global box office numbers for "The Last Jedi" stood at an estimated $1.04 billion. Disney says that makes "The Last Jedi" the third-biggest film of 2017 worldwide. According to figures from Box Office Mojo, which tracks the industry, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" earned $1.26...

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Iran protests: Several shot on Dorud, source says

[ad_1] One local source told CNN that during protests in Dorud, in the Lorestan province of western Iran, his family witnessed a mob storming the governor's office and setting it on fire. Protesters were fired upon and five people were shot, the source said. In a rare display of public dissent, some protesters directed their ire at Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to some videos on social media. CNN has not independently verified the authenticity of the footage. "We've seen pictures of (Khamenei) ripped from the billboards at the sides of streets. We've heard protesters call for his overthrow," said...

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