AChinese guy spent $40,000 buying ‘transformers’ Imax tickets to prove wealth to ex-girlfriend.A Chinese businessman with the last name Wang spent more than $40,000 to buy out several IMAX theaters showing the latest "Transformers" movie. He did this to show his ex-girlfriend, who broke up with him seven years ago, how rich he is.
His girlfriend broke up with him because he couldn't afford to go to the movies with her. She then moved from their home city of Nanjing to the busy city of Beijing.
So, he worked harder than usual until he could start his own business. Then, the man who had been dumped spent half of his monthly salary on tickets to see Transformers: Age of Extinction at four IMAX theaters. It is not clear how many tickets he bought in total from four of the six IMAX theaters that were showing the hit movie he had block-booked, but he wrote about what he did on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
He talked about how he worked hard for seven years to get rich and is now running his own business in Shanghai. Wang told his ex-girlfriend directly that he thought she might have made a mistake by breaking up with him.
I only want to say that you might have been wrong when you made that decision.
To make sure this message gets to his ex-girlfriend, the angry man asked his followers and readers to reblog or retweet the message for a chance to win one of the block-booked screening tickets. South China Morning Post says that the message went viral almost as soon as he posted it. It got more than 35,000 comments and was shared more than 100,000 times.
Some 1,590 microbloggers were given free tickets to the screening for helping Wang's post go viral and hopefully reach his girlfriend. After all, the publicity stunt was a way to make sure that the message gets to his ex-girlfriend.
Many of the people who viewed his message advised him to forget about her. After all, she hasn't seen him in 7 years. Many people also gave him various bits of advice or just told him that he was spending his time and money on demonstrating something that may or may not even matter to the girl anymore.
Many readers were also dissatisfied that he was just giving away free tickets in Beijing, with many pleading with him to buy out other theaters or IMAX tickets in Chongqing, claiming that the girl may no longer live in Beijing.
Others were irritated that they couldn't get IMAX tickets due to Wang's publicity appearance. Some even questioned the whole thing's veracity. So, to reassure readers and his ex-flame of the veracity of his allegation, Wang provided copies of the IMAX theater receipts.
According to the receipts, he spent approximately 250,000 yuan, which is approximately US $40,650. He also uploaded a signed contract with a Shanghai-based ticket agency, which corroborated the situation by forwarding his message. The Chinese guy chooses the IMAX ticket because of its clarity, detail, and size.
Moviegoers adore the audio-visual quality provided by IMAX. The movie-watching experience has been improved. As a result, IMAX ticket costs are significantly more than standard movie ticket rates.