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UPDATE 1-Box Workplace: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Krampus’ Prime Slow Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Range.com) – Wake Hollywood up when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrives.

With two weeks to go ahead of Luke, Leia, Han, and a phalanx of storm troopers and droids descend on multiplexes, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Element 2” topped box office charts in an otherwise quiet weekend. The science-fiction sequel earned $ 18.6 million, pushing its stateside haul to $ $ 227.1 million.

The weekend soon after Thanksgiving is historically one particular of the slowest of the year and the 2015 edition did not break with tradition. Studios largely steered clear of offering up new releases, with the a single main exception becoming “Krampus,” a darkly comic horror film from Legendary and Universal that picked up a strong $ 16 million. The story of a horned demon who injects a sinister edge into a Suburban family’s Christmas celebrations stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette. It was directed by Michael Dougherty (“Trick ‘r Treat”).

Without having much in the way of new blood, a trio of holdovers rounded out the best five. “Creed” rode Oscar buzz and powerful word-of-mouth to a third location finish, racking up $ 15.5 million to drive the “Rocky” spin-off’s domestic total to $ 65.1 million. “The Great Dinosaur” completed in fourth with $ 15.five million, dropping off a lot more than anticipated and falling roughly 60%. Typically Pixar and Disney films have greater holds. The animated film has earned $ 75.9 million so far. And “Spectre” took fifth position with $ five.4 million. The most current James Bond adventure has earned $ 184.five million.

In a failed bid for the faith-primarily based crowd, Freestyle Releasing offered up “The Letters,” a look at the life of Mother Teresa, in 886 theaters, where it grossed an uninspiring $ 802,000.

In restricted release, the Weinstein Firm opened “MacBeth” in five theaters, where the film adaptation of the “Scottish Play” earned a lackluster $ 67,868, for a per-screen typical of $ 13,573.

Fox Searchlight’s “Youth” fared slightly better, nabbing 80,000 from four theaters for a per-place typical of $ 20,000. The image centers on an aging composer (Michael Caine) at a spa and is directed by “The Fantastic Beauty” Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino.

Amazon launched its 1st theatrical release with Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq,” a look at gun violence that debuted as Chicago grapples with mounting outrage over a police shooting of Laquan McDonald. It earned $ 1.2 million more than 305 screens and is getting distributed by Roadside Attractions. Chicago audiences were far more receptive, handing the picture a $ 15,000-plus per-screen typical on 22 screens.

“The numbers out of Chicago are phenomenal,” said Bob Berney, Amazon Studios’ marketing and advertising and distribution head. “All of this is a testament to the support of the neighborhood Chicago community and, across the board, the urgency of the scenario. ‘Chi-Raq’ has been recognized as a get in touch with to action to cease the violence plaguing cities across the country, not only Chicago.”

Advisor to Iran’s prime leader calls fate of Syria’s Assad a ‘red line’

DUBAI A best advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader on Sunday stated the future of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad could only be determined by the Syrian folks and this was a “red line” for Tehran.

Assad’s fate is a sticking point in talks between planet powers aimed at discovering a political answer to the crisis in Syria. Iran and Russia want him to stay in power till elections are held, whilst Western and Arab powers say he need to go.

“Bashar al-Assad is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s red line due to the fact he was elected president by the Syrian men and women,” mentioned Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“The Syrian individuals have to make a decision their own fate, and nobody outdoors Syria’s borders can pick for the Syrian men and women,” he added.

Velayati also mentioned Iran would try to ease tensions between Turkey and Russia. Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet last month that it said had violated Turkish airspace while flying a mission in Syria.

“There is no benefit to tensions mounting up in the region. We have to not take the side of either celebration, and have a duty to lessen tensions between these two countries,” he stated.

(Reporting by Sam Wilkin Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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Thousands collect for funeral of prime Kurdish lawyer

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down on Saturday in a southern eastern city at the center of months of violence.

The funerals for the two policemen killed in the attack in Diyarbakir also took place.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday the gun found next to Elci’s body was the same weapon used in the attack on the police officers. He vowed to catch the killers.

But Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), cast doubt on whether those responsible would be exposed.

“Our scepticism is fair as so many similar sufferings have taken place on our land in this past,” he said at the funeral. “We were never able to say goodbye to them with our minds at ease thinking those responsible will be caught.”

Police surveillance camera footage released on Saturday showed policemen being shot at from inside a cab, falling onto the ground before the passengers ran on. Another video shows plain clothed police shooting at two men running in the direction Elci was believed to be standing.

Elci, who was shot after speaking to journalists, was facing trial for saying the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was not a terrorist organization, as the government describes it. He had, however, denounced PKK violence.

Hundreds of people have been killed since a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkish security forces collapsed in July, reigniting a conflict in which some 40,000 people have died since it began in 1984.

Elci’s killing was likely to fuel further unrest in Turkey’s mostly Kurdish southeast.

A curfew had been called in the Sur district of Diyarbakir where the killing took place. On Sunday security forces continued operations to drive back the youth wing of the PKK, removing barricades and trenches, with occasional gunfire and explosions heard.

HDP deputies and leaders of Turkey’s local bar associations gathered at the funeral, where a casket draped in red, with bright yellow flowers was carried by a dense crowd.

Members of the Diyarbakir’s Bar Association stood in front of the hospital from where the body was taken, holding a banned which said “We will not forget you,” in Turkish and Kurdish.

Four investigators have begun work to determine whether the death was an assassination or the result of crossfire. Elci’s brother Ahmet, however, was clear that Elci had been a target:

“My brother is not our first martyr and neither will he be the last,” he said at the funeral. “As a Kurdish intellectual he was slain by the state. We have seen this state murdering Kurdish intellectuals throughout the history. But we will not give up and we will win.”

(Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan in Diyarbakir and Humeyra Pamuk in Istanbul, writing by Dasha Afanasieva, editing by Ros Russell)

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Prime Kurdish lawyer killed in clashes in southeast Turkey

Globe | Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:18am EST

ANKARA

ANKARA A senior lawyer criticized for saying the Kurdistan Workers Celebration (PKK) is not a terrorist group was killed in clashes in Diyarbakir on Saturday, two sources from the pro-Kurdish HDP opposition stated.

Bar Association President Tahir Elci was detained in October and was awaiting trial for comments he made about the PKK on CNN Turk Television.

(Reporting by Gulsen Solaker Writing by Dasha Afanasieva Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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