Police say they are investigating a member of K-pop superstar group BTS over a traffic accident involving the band member and a taxi driver.
Seoul-based Segye Ilbo newspaper reported Monday that Jungkook and the taxi driver suffered bruises in the Saturday crash.
Seoul police said Jungkook was booked and an investigation of his case was underway in line with traffic law. Police would not confirm any injuries, but described the case as minor because it did not cause much human or property damage. They also said the case did not involve drunken driving.
Calls to Big Hit Entertainment were unanswered Monday.
The Segye Ilbo report, citing police, said Jungkook violated traffic rules while driving his Mercedes Benz and hit the taxi on a Seoul street.
Los Angeles, Nov 3 (AP/UNB) — It might be judgment day for the Terminator franchise.
Despite generally favorable reviews and the return of star Linda Hamilton and producer James Cameron, "Terminator: Dark Fate" has opened well below expectations at the box office. Studios on Sunday estimate that "Dark Fate" earned only $29 million from over 4,000 North American locations. The film from Paramount Pictures cost a reported $185 million to produce.
It was enough to win the top spot at the box office, but it's a weak victory for the franchise. Although "Dark Fate," which was directed by "Deadpool's" Tim Miller, received much better reviews (currently at 69% on Rotten Tomatoes) and was praised for being a return to form to Cameron's original films, it opened just slightly ahead of 2015's roundly derided "Terminator: Genisys."
"These big brands carry with them huge expectations, often unrealistic expectations," said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. "It wasn't for lack of enthusiasm for the stars and filmmakers."
Internationally, "Dark Fate" did much better, earning $72.9 million from 48 markets. Fox International, not Paramount, is handling international distribution, excluding China.
Second place went to "Joker," which added $13.9 million, bringing its global earnings to $934 million in just five weeks in theaters. "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" landed in third place in its third weekend with an additional $12.2 million. The Angelina Jolie-led sequel has grossed $84.3 million in North America.
One bright spot of the weekend, which is down nearly 19% from last year when "Bohemian Rhapsody" opened, is Focus Features' "Harriet," which is the first film ever made about Harriet Tubman. Starring Cynthia Erivo in the title role, "Harriet" performed better than expected, earning $12 million from just over 2,000 theaters to take fourth place. The film scored a coveted A+ CinemaScore from audiences, who were primarily female (62 and over the age of 35 (59%). African Americans also made up a significant portion of the audience (49%) according to exit polls.
"It's really heartwarming and gives you a lot of faith that there are still a lot of people who want to see stories about real life superheroes," said Focus Features distribution president Lisa Bunnell. "There's a real feeling of love for this movie. I think it's inspirational for people to see."
Focus did outreach to faith-based groups and educators and has seen enormous success with group sales as a result.
Other newcomers struggled to find that kind of enthusiasm this weekend. Edward Norton's adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's "Motherless Brooklyn" opened in ninth place to $3.7 million, while the animated "Arctic Dogs" took 10th with $3.1 million.
One of the highest profile new films of the weekend, Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," does not have any box office numbers to report, however, because Netflix declines to provide numbers for its theatrical releases. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the film which opened in limited release before hitting Netflix on Nov. 27 is expected to be a major Oscars contender.
"With all eyes on 'The Irishman,' it's unfortunate that we don't have numbers on it," Dergarabedian said.
It's especially true considering that other smaller release films with awards buzz continue to perform well. "Parasite" took in 2.6 million in its fifth weekend "Jojo Rabbit," in its third weekend, added $2.4 million from 256 screens and "The Lighthouse," also in weekend three, grossed $2 million from 978 locations.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1."Terminator: Dark Fate," $29 million ($72.9 million international).
2."Joker," $13.9 million ($37 million international).
3."Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," $12.2 million ($40.5 million international).
4."Harriet," $12 million.
5."The Addams Family," $8.5 million ($25.9 million international).
6."Zombieland: Double Tap," $7.4 million ($7 million international).
7."Countdown," $5.9 million ($1.1 million international).
8."Black and Blue," $4.1 million.
9."Motherless Brooklyn," $3.7 million.
10."Arctic Dogs," $3.1 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to Comscore:
1. "Terminator: Dark Fate," $72.9 million.
2. "Better Days," $47.8 million.
3. "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," $40.5 million.
4. "Joker," $37 million.
5. "Weathering With You," $26.2 million.
6. "The Addams Family," $25.9 million.
7. "Das Perfekte Geheimnis," $11.6 million.
8. "Abominable," 7.8 million.
9. "Zombieland: Double Tap," $7 million.
10. "Kim Jiyoung: Born 1982," $6.2 million.
Dhaka, Nov 2 (UNB) - A photography exhibition titled ‘Humans of ICPD: Faces of Bangladesh’ by photographer Naymuzzaman Prince began at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) on Saturday.
Planning Minister MA Mannan attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while UNFPA Bangladesh representative Asa Torkelsson as a special guest.
Nairobi Summit 2019 marks 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) since its first organisation in 1994 in Cairo.
As a developing country, Bangladesh has achieved a lot of success in different areas, especially on human rights, population, sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and sustainable development.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is playing an important role in achieving those improvements. They are working closely together with different stakeholders where the rights of women and girls are key to development.
This photo exhibition puts a human face to the ICPD agenda in Bangladesh, which is expected to generate momentum ahead of the Nairobi Summit to accelerate the progress of the ICPD agenda. Through powerful portraits and vignettes of people from Bangladesh, the exhibition is not only informing key stakeholders about the ICPD Programme of Action’s principles but also highlighting why ICPD is so important if Bangladesh is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Naymuzzaman Khan Prince is a social photographer and visual storyteller, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His main areas of interest are socio-cultural subjects such as women and women rights, culture and identity, worker, health, population and development, environment and climate change, politics and political violence, religion etc.
The exhibition will remain open from 3pm to 9pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9am to 12pm and 5pm to 8pm (Friday and Saturday) till November 12 with Sunday being closed.
The inventive, animated Spider-Man remix "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is getting a sequel.
Sony Pictures on Friday set a follow-up to the 2018 Oscar-winning hit for an April 2022 release. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also celebrated the announcement on Twitter and signaled that they, too, are returning.
"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" grossed $375.5 million worldwide. Its deconstructionist approach to Spider-Man earned some of the best reviews of any recent superhero film, and won the Academy Award for best animated feature.
Sony and Marvel Studios recently parted ways on "Spider-Man" before making up . Marvel is set to produce the third film in the live-action "Spider-Man" series.
Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective.
It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and women's voices in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has put a spotlight on sexual misconduct.
The 86-year old actress and long advocate for women calls the impact of the #MeToo movement "a long time coming" and says boundaries of what's acceptable creatively still need to be worked out.
Recently, Burstyn spoke with The Associated Press about changes in Hollywood, highlights of her seven-decade career, #MeToo, bad behavior and her turn as a host for the rebooted "Inside the Actors Studio," which airs on Ovation TV .
An episode airs Sunday in which she interviews Al Pacino.
"When we did the interview, he was - he was Al. He's a genius. He's unpredictable and deep and profound and funny and there's nobody like him," Burstyn said.
Pacino had appeared on the show with host James Lipton in 2006, but Burstyn says she was able to relate to him on a different wavelength.
"Jim was a very skilled interviewer," Burstyn said. "But Al and I have had the same training with the same teacher (Lee Strasberg) and almost the same number of years of career. And so, I can appreciate him in a different way. And it affected the kinds of questions I asked him."
She did leave one thing out — the show's iconic final segment.
"You know we didn't do the 10 questions. Somehow, we just didn't get to it. It was a freewheeling kind of event, and it had its own structure, so I never got to ask him his favorite swear words," Burstyn said.
Burstyn has had roles in iconic films "The Exorcist" and "The Last Picture Show." She starred in "Requiem for a Dream," and "Resurrection." She saw the Martin Scorsese-directed "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" as a gateway to changing attitudes on how women see the world. In the movie, Burstyn played a widowed mother trying to make a new life. The movie was the basis for the TV sitcom "Alice."
"Working with Marty and being able to achieve what I wanted in a film in terms of who would direct, who would be cast in it and how it would be done — the intention of the film, which was to tell her story from a woman's point of view, and Marty succeeded in doing. So that was a huge change," she said.
But perhaps the biggest change she's seen lately in Hollywood has been how women are treated.
"I think there's been behavior by people in power that has long been tolerated that is now being called into question," Burstyn said. "A line like, 'when you're a star you can do anything with them you want,' is the definition of abuse of power and we should not be surprised if somebody makes a statement like that in relation to a woman that they manifested in other areas too," she said.
Dozens of entertainment industry figures — from actors to network bosses — have been accused of sexual misconduct. Most notably among them is movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who faces a January trial in Manhattan on charges he raped a woman in a hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He has pleaded not guilty and denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
Burstyn applauds justice but thinks that sometimes the boundaries are not overly clear.
"At the same time, I think we have to be careful to not swing the pendulum so far the other way that everybody is afraid to make a creative move. I've seen that happen, you know where somebody is asking permission to touch someone in a scene. I think that's, you know, we have to know what is really acceptable without going too far in restricting (them)," she said.
Burstyn also thinks that some behaviors, inexcusable by today's standards, were at one time acceptable. As an example, she mentioned seeing minstrel shows at the theater as a girl in Detroit.
"It never occurred to me that there was anything wrong with that. That was perfectly, what seemed normal. Now, I realize when I hear when somebody has been caught with a photographer in blackface 40 years ago, that was a different time," she said.
Burstyn doesn't make excuses for inconsiderate behavior.
"Now, it's absolutely — it would be horrendous if somebody did that," she said.