Chinese Name: 完美大明星 Author: 完美大明星(Wánměi dà míngxīng, Perfect Superstar)
Original: www.qidian.com | Translation: NineTalesFox.com
Beijing, Poly Theater.
In the past ten years, due to the rapid development of the movie market, cinemas in Beijing have popped up like after rain, the spring bamboo, the number has surged several times, and the number of screens has more than doubled tenfold.
But in the eyes of the old Beijing people, the Poly Theater is undoubtedly the big theater in their minds reckoned to be first or second best. This 60-year-old theater is located in the prosperous area in the center of the capital. Theaters, conference halls and other functions, after several reconstructions and renovations, no matter the scale of nevertheless equipment, mustn't speak of two things on the same day.
Due to its history, location, fame, and versatility, many movies, including domestic and foreign blockbusters, are selected to hold the Premiere ceremony at the Poly Theater.
At 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 29, the Premiere ceremony of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" was also held at the Poly Theatre.
The main hall of the Poly Theatre can accommodate 500 spectators. Chen Fei Media did not make a big publicity for this Premiere ceremony and did it quite low-key.
The guests invited by the Premiere ceremony are mainly Chen Fei Media's industry colleagues, Lu Chen and Chen Fei'er's show business community friends, as well as media representatives, filmmakers, etc.Although there are only 10 media officially invited, the Premiere ceremony has not yet begun. A large number of media reporters have already uninvited to seize a favorable position in the Poly Theater and set up long guns and short cannons.
Lu Chen, who came out to welcome the guests in person, was surrounded by people not one drop can trickle through. If the on-site security was not strong enough, I am afraid he would be overwhelmed by these reporters.
"Mr. Lu Chen, I'm a reporter from Xinying.com, may I ask..."
"I heard that the pre-sale of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" is only over 40 million. Is this true?"
"Lu Chen, the Wuxia theme has been regarded as a box office poison. So, do you still stick to the original forecast for the box office of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer"?"
Dozens of reporters rushed to make an (unnecessary) racket, eager to put the microphone in Lu Chen's mouth, and the questions they raised were not all friendly and harmonious, and how aggressive they were.
Seeing this posture, Lu Chen knew that if he did not speak, it would be difficult to cope with it.
He thought for a while and raised his hand to signal the reporters to quiet down first.
These reporters are all old fried dough sticks. At a glance, they knew that Lu Chen had something to say. He immediately closed his mouth ably, but desperately stretched out the microphone to Lu Chen, so that the own logo on the microphone appeared in the most conspicuous position of the camera.In the past few years, Lu Chen has met more reporters, and he has a wealth of experience to deal with. He pointed to one of them.
The other party immediately asked excitedly: "Hello, Lu Chen, I am a reporter for "Everyday Entertainment", what is the current pre-sale results of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", can you reveal it?"
Lu Chen replied calmly: "Currently it is more than 40 million, plus it is estimated that it will be less than 50 million tomorrow."
Box office pre-sale data is the same as box office data that cannot be concealed, because there are open channels to query, so there is no need to be secretive to make a joke.
The reporter of "Tiantian Entertainment" actually already knew the relevant data, but just holding a topic, hearing Lu Chen's answer, he immediately asked: "Pre-sales less than 50 million yuan, that means total box office It is difficult to break through 500 million. Can you say that your prediction at the opening ceremony was wrong?"
Journalists like most controversial topics. Slaps in public like this is nothing at all, it's already very euphemistic.
Lu Chen's reputation is too great. Since his debut, he has always been smooth and successful. He has achieved great success in all aspects and has never failed.For reporters, reporting on Lu Chen’s success has no freshness. Lu Chen’s defeat can excite them. If Lu Chen can use this to stimulate Lu Chen to fly into a rage out of humiliation, it’s simply true. so perfect!
However, this trick really has no effect on Lu Chen.
He smiled and said: "If you say that my previous prediction was wrong, then I still insist on this error."
The reporter's jaw almost fell: "Do you still insist that "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" can get a box office of one to 1.5 billion in the National Day file?"
Lu Chen shook his head: "The National Day file alone must be out of the question. My prediction is the total box office."
Originally, the reporter of "Tiantian Entertainment" had already prepared a detailed draft and prepared quite a few topics, but he did not expect Lu Chen to be stubborn, so he said so, and let him follow Suddenly, I couldn't keep up.
He couldn't keep up, so others rushed to ask: "Lu Chen, then why do you think "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" can create miracles and reverse the audience's impression of Wuxia movies?"Lu Chen laughed and said: "Of course, thanks to the dedication and hard work of all the cast and crew of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", I believe this movie can bring you a totally different viewing experience. In fact, so much , Nevertheless is most suitable for the audience to verify by themselves!"
The rhythm is wrong...
The reporters surrounding Lu Chen didn't make any irritating remarks from Lu Chen, but instead felt that he had brought the rhythm to him.
They did not come here to help promote "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer"!
However, Lu Chen didn't give them another chance. He raised his wrist and looked at his watch and said, "It's almost time. I'm going to be with you. Thank you everyone, let's talk next time."
When he spoke, he turned and walked into the theater, ignoring the call from the dumbfounded reporters behind him.
Lu Chen knows very well that no matter how much he speaks, he will not change the inherent thinking of others. Only hard facts can crush all doubts, so there is no need to waste time now.
At this moment, many guests who came to attend the Premiere ceremony gathered in the lobby of the theater. Drinks and refreshments were also prepared to entertain the guests, and many people were chatting in twos and threes.
Chen Fei'er took Tian Tian and walked over. The latter flew to the capital yesterday, specially to attend this Premiere ceremony, and lived in their home.Lu Xi also followed and said, "People are almost here, we can start."
Lu Chen nodded: "Let's start, let's go in together."
It's finally about to start!
He took a deep breath, and he couldn't help but feel a trace of anxiety and confusion in his heart.
And this feeling hasn't appeared for a long, long time.
Perhaps is the recent pressure is a bit heavy, perhaps is that this movie carries too much expectations for him, it will soon face the test of the market, just like a student entering the examination room of the college entrance examination!
At this moment, Chen Fei'er took his arm.
Lu Chen turned his head and saw Chen Fei'er's bright and moving eyes, shining brightly.
It is trust, support, encouragement...