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Chapter Directory 848 No One Can Succeed Forever
    Chinese Name: 完美大明星  Author: 完美大明星(Wánměi dà míngxīng, Perfect Superstar)
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Beijing, Great Wall Hall.

     The Great Wall Hall is a rather special existence in the capital city where most of the domestic entertainment circles are gathered.

     This club is regarded as an earlier private club in China, but it is basically not open to the public. It uses an invited membership system. Only those who are invited are eligible to become members inside, and most of the other parties invited are entertainment The upper-class people and celebrities in the media, literary and artistic circles.

     For those with a face in the entertainment circle in Beijing, the members of the Great Wall Club are proof of their identity, and the Great Wall Club is also an excellent place for them to socialize and socialize.

     The topics these people talk about are also inseparable from the current film and television entertainment.

     "49.2 million..."

     In a private room of the Great Wall Club, a group of people were drinking tea and chatting. Someone quickly mentioned the first episode of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" that was released yesterday. Its first day box office results inevitably aroused everyone's interest.

     This group includes the director of the movie company, the managing director of the entertainment agency company, popular movie stars, well-known freelance writers, and even IT executives.

     Lu Shengda, the general manager of Marriott Pictures, was one of them. Hearing the other party chatting about the first day box office of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", his bushy eyebrows couldn't help but raised, and there was a haze in his eyes.As a member of the show business community and a high-level figure, Lu Shengda certainly knew that "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" was officially released yesterday, but he didn't want to pay attention to this movie.

     Because as a Wuxia film "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", it is too easy to remind him of his major failure a few months ago.

     There is the "Youth Journey" project promoted by Lu Shengda, the first Wuxia blockbuster in China, the production cost plus the publicity investment of nearly 300 million yuan, the final box office barely exceeded 400 million yuan, basically hopeless to pay back, let him show business community Lost a face greatly.

     Although relying on the Marriott Cinemas, "Youth Journey" does not lose much even if it loses. Compared to the two similar films released later, "New Seven Heroes and Five Righteousness" and "Jianghu Prodigal Son", the situation is much better, but it is still the same. Pour a pot of cold water on Lu Shengda of aggressive and grand.

     The failure of this film caused him to lose a lot of authority in Marriott Pictures, and he has not fully recovered until now. It is also a scar that cannot be touched in his heart.

     However, no matter how reluctant Lu Shengda is, he can't stop others from discussing it. After all, speaking of current movies, "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" is absolutely unavoidable. I don't know how many people in the show business community industry are staring at it.

     "Less than 50 million?"The young man sitting next to Lu Shengda sneered and said, "Then Chen Fei Media can recover the cost. If I am Lu Chen, I will stop shooting for the next two films, otherwise the more I shoot, the more I will lose!"

     This young man is the CEO of a new media company. He belongs to Lu Shengda's family relationship. There is a deep cooperative relationship between the two parties. He is very clear about Lu Shengda's thoughts at this moment.

     For a domestic film, the box office of nearly 50 million on the first day is considered very good, but "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" has invested hundreds of millions and tens of millions in publicity, plus many superstars such as Lu Chen It’s not an exaggeration to say that such an achievement is a failure.

     The box office of "Youth Journey" was over 100 million on the first day, but then there was a cliff-like decline. "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" didn't even have half of "Youth Journey". It's a weird thing to succeed!

     Lu Shengda felt a lot of comfort at once, thinking that the other party made a lot of sense. They were all Wuxia films. There are examples of "Youth Journey". How could "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" reverse the market?

     The first-day box office of 49.2 million is the best proof!Someone immediately agreed: "Yes, the opponent of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" is the action blockbuster of the superstar film industry. I think Lu Chen is going to have a big battle this time. I heard that he is the shooting "Smiley Proud" trilogy. The total budget formulated is 500 million, and most of the funds come from Chen Fei Media."

     Most of you present here are people from the show business community and well-informed people. They have a good understanding of the situation of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", and they are naturally talking about it.

     Lu Shengda sighed: "Wuxia is really out of the question. Even I was fooled. I was too impulsive to think about it at that time. I thought it was possible to create a new genre of domestic films. How could it be so simple to innovate..."

     He can be considered as ugly, but with the foil of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", he doesn't have much pressure to laugh at himself, and he is even a little fortunate-at least "Youth Wanderer" has not lost too much.

     "Yeah yeah…"

     Everyone nodded one after another. Speaking of the current domestic films, there are three main types that are popular: youth idol films, comedies and IP derivative films.

     Wuxia films can also be included in the category of IP derivative films. Several of the films released are adapted from the popular Wuxia, but they are definitely new themes, which are relatively risky.

     The road of innovation has never been easy, even Hollywood will never try new types of themes easily, especially the blockbuster, which has a high investment.Like the just-released action blockbuster "Ace Agent", it is completely a product of Hollywood's entertainment pipeline. The most typical popcorn movie easily crushed "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" at the box office.

     "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" was selected to be screened on the National Day file with relatively less competition. It is still unavoidable from the impact of Hollywood movies, and the failure is almost predictable.

     "No one can succeed forever..."

     The young CEO of New Media Company said: "Lu Chen's undefeated myth should also be pierced. I only hope that he will not lose too badly this time. After all, his talent is nevertheless outstanding."

     Anyone can hear the meaning of take joy in calamity and delight in disaster in his tone, and those who know the inside know that this new media company once wanted to cooperate with Chen Fei Media, but the latter rejected it. So... everyone understands.

     But he also expressed the thoughts of many people, and several of them showed knowing smiles.

     Yes, no one can succeed forever, and Lu Chen is no exception!

     At this moment, someone asked: "Speaking of which, who in this room has seen this movie?"

     In the room, suddenly crow and peacock make no sound, everyone look at each other in dismay.There are many small circles in the pan-entertainment circle. Their circle is different from that of Chen Fei Media, so no one has attended the Premiere ceremony of "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer", and they didn't go to the cinema yesterday.

     It was a bit embarrassing, but soon someone turned the subject off and brought the atmosphere back to life.

     In fact, it doesn't matter if you don't watch it, can this movie turn the world upside down?

     Lu Shengda didn't believe it, and everyone didn't believe it.

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