Chapter 1141: Be steady and don’t go crazy
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Lately, big productions had been showing in theaters. The films from Worldwide Entertainment and Emperor Sky Entertainment alone dominated 70-80% of the market, and there was a hustle of promotional activities, not to mention how they were intentionally suppressing Age of the Immortals.
Although all viewers gave the film positive ratings and reviews, everyone felt their hearts chilling when the results of the film’s box office debut came out.
The box office only got to the several hundred thousands without touching the tip of Ling Shaozhe’s film. Moreover, it was Gong Xu and Luo Chen’s loyal fans who contributed to the several hundred thousands.
If this pattern continued, they would lose their life’s savings.
Due to their mediocre box office performance, the company was in low spirits.
Luo Chen said, ” Date with a Superstar is broadcasting today, maybe it will help the box office a little…”
For celebrities in the entertainment industry, fans were the most valuable but were also the easiest to lose.
In order to shoot A Life and Death Struggle , Luo Chen and Gong Xu hadn’t made public appearances for several months. Fresh meat also came out like chives, one after another, so fans were disappearing at a high rate.
And now, the promotional period for the film was encountering obstruction after obstruction, and the box office results were quite worrisome.
At the moment, Yao Jiawen hastily entered with her phone in hand. She angrily shouted, “This is too much!”
“What is it?” Ye Wanwan asked with a frown.
Yao Jiawen held up her phone and said, “I was watching Date with a Superstarjust now and discovered that all of Luo Chen and Gong Xu’s screen time in Date with a Superstar was cut out! There wasn’t even a single second left!”
They waited for 2+ hours and shot for 10 minutes. They originally thought they would get at least five minutes but ended up being completely cut out.
When Luo Chen heard Yao Jiawen’s words, his face darkened. He originally hoped this popular show could promote their film, but it was a no-go.
Similar things had been happening frequently lately.
They managed to obtain some good assignments with great difficulty, but their screen time on them was all squeezed into nothing. There was obviously someone purposefully suppressing them behind the scenes.
The smell of wine was still afraid of the depth of the alley. No matter how high quality the film was, it would be useless if nobody went to watch it. Moreover, their film topic didn’t have an edge against the pile of teen dramas and metropolitan romance films to begin with.
Yao Jiawen had a suggestion. “How about… we have Luo Chen and Gong Xu interact more on Weibo and attract some popularity?”
Ye Wanwan shook her head and rejected Yao Jiawen’s suggestion.
These interactions were fine if they were natural and suitable, but if they were too frequent and intentional, they wouldn’t escape malicious suspicions of playing gay. Instead, they would negatively impact their popularity with netizens unfamiliar with them.
Moreover, this didn’t solve the problem at its roots.
“I already told you about the current situation back at our first meeting, so you should have mentally prepared for it. My current plan is to stop our future promotions. Worldwide and Emperor Sky are clearly making life difficult for us, so any further investments will be no use. Why don’t we use that money to do other things instead?”
“Other things?” Yao Jiawen didn’t understand.
Ye Wanwan handed a stack of documents to her. “That’s right. We won’t do promotions anymore. The remaining budget will all be used for charity.”
Han Xianyu nodded and said, “That’s a good idea.”
Ye Wanwan said, “Brother Yang has more experience with this, so I’ll have to trouble Brother Yang to help me out.”
Fei Yang quickly said. “Not a problem.”
Ye Wanwan’s gaze swept over everyone. “For this segment, there’s only one thing that everyone needs to do—be steady.”
Then Ye Wanwan purposefully looked at Gong Xu. “Gong Xu especially, don’t go crazy.”