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Dwayne Johnson returns to top of Forbes best-paid actor list

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world’s highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list otherwise dominated by the cast of Marvel’s record-breaking “Avengers” films. Former professional wrestler Johnson raked in $89.4 million over 12 months, rising back to the number-one spot he last held in 2016. He placed second in both of the last two ... Read More »

‘Spider-Man’ retains top spot at N. America box office

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” beat back competition from two debut films at the North American box office, winning for a second week straight by raking in an estimated $45.4 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Monday. The latest installment in the blockbuster superhero franchise, which picks up where “Avengers: Endgame” left off, has earned an impressive $847 million worldwide. Retaining ... Read More »

BNP wants action against top loan defaulters

Dhaka, Jun 23 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said their party is waiting to see what action the government takes against those top loan defaulters whose names were unveiled in parliament. “The names of 300 top loan defaulters were placed in parliament on Saturday. They’re not repaying around Tk 51,000 crore of people,” he said. ... Read More »

Elton John to receive France’s top honour

Rock legend Elton John is to be awarded France’s highest civilian honour this week as he passes through Paris as part of his farewell tour, the French presidency said. The Legion d’Honneur award will be presented to the 72-year-old megastar by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in the French capital on Friday. The singer, whose ... Read More »

Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: survey

US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday. The brand value of Amazon surged by 52 percent to $315 billion, global market research agency Kantar said in its 2019 100 Top BrandZ report. Amazon jumped from third to first place to eclipse Google — ... Read More »

South Korea hails Bong Joon-ho’s top prize win at Cannes

South Korea on Sunday hailed Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes film festival win for “Parasite”, saying it had left a historic footprint as the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or. The top prize win by “Parasite”, a black comedy about a family of clever scammers from South Korea’s underclass, was a unanimous choice by the nine-person jury at the renowned ... Read More »

Shazam! holds off newcomers to top box office again

Lighthearted superhero tale “Shazam!” held on to the top spot on its second weekend, taking an estimated $24.5 million as it kept a flurry of newcomers at bay, industry figures showed today. The family-friendly Warner Bros. flick stars Asher Angel as Billy Baston, an unhappy foster kid who is transformed into a muscular, wise-cracking adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when anyone ... Read More »