"All or Nothing" broke 3 billion, but Gu Tianle lost miserably! The new film has a single-day box office of less than 5 million
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"All or Nothing", sweeping August.
It has been 15 days since its release, and the box office has rushed into the top 20 in Chinese film history, breaking 3 billion without suspense.
The anti-fraud theme of the film is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people and resonates with people, and there are continuous output of various topics during the release, which also forms an echo with various social news, becoming a phenomenal film out of the circle.
In fact, this August, there have been new films.
In addition to "The First Part of Fengshen " and Wu Jing and Jason Statham's "Megalodon 2", after the release of "All or Nothing", many new films have been released, including Huang Bo's "Learning Dad", Gu Tianle, Zhang Zhilin, Wu Zhenyu's "Assassination Storm", and Tong Liya's "I Passed Through the Storm" and so on.
In the Qixi Festival, a number of romance films were released, including Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haoran's "Burning Winter", Liu Haocun and Song Weilong's "Missing and Forgot", Taiwanese romance film "The Most Regrettable Is to Miss You" and so on.
However, whether it is Wu Jing, or Huang Bo, or Gu Tianle, they have not been able to do "All or Nothing".
Among them, the worst is "Assassination Storm" directed by Qiu Litao and starring Gu Tianle, Zhang Zhilin and Wu Zhenyu, which was released for 5 days and the box office did not reach 70 million.
What's worse, there are very few films at present, and the single-day box office of "Assassination Storm" on the day of the Qixi Festival is less than 5 million.
Who would have thought that a Hong Kong movie with such a strong lineup would fail miserably in word of mouth and box office.
Gu Tianle, also not working?
Speaking of which, the story of "Assassination Storm" is not new, adapted from Zhou Haohui's high-scoring suspense novel "Death Notice: The Darker".
This novel was adapted and filmed as early as 2014 in the drama "The Dark One", the reputation is not bad, Douban 8.2 points, starring Guo Jingfei that year.
The adapted story of "Assassination Storm" tells the story of Darker, a mysterious killer who claims to be a "judge" in a certain city, openly provokes the police, issuing "death notices" one after another, claiming that he will execute whom, for what charges and when.
Even if the person who received the notice reported the case and was closely protected by the police, he could still break through the encirclement, and the police set up an investigation team for this, but found that there was a bigger conspiracy hidden behind it...
Who exactly is Darker?
The truth is constantly reversing, and amazing secrets are gradually emerging...
According to the official introduction: In order to solve the case as soon as possible, police officer Luo Fei (played by Zhang Zhilin), the witness to the explosion case Huang Shaoping (played by Gu Tianle), and the special case team Han Hao (played by Wu Zhenyu) entered the game together.
In other words, the three major male gods of Hong Kong films are the three male protagonists of "Assassination Storm".
The story looks full of suspense, and it can be seen that director Qiu Litao also laid out the effect of reversal, but the three big heads on the poster, especially the middle C position of Gu Tianle, exposed the dark lines buried in the movie early, so that the suspense of the movie itself disappeared.
On the poster, Gu Tianle's coffee position is first, but halfway through the movie, Gu Tianle finally appeared, still a disfigured homeless man.
Since Gu Tianle is not a cameo, he appeared so late as the male number one, and his appearance and identity are still so weird, and he seems so weak, which is equivalent to spoiling in advance!
Although Gu Tianle is so dedicated, breaking through himself again, spending hours every day painting disfigured costumes and starring as villains, where is there any reversal for him to appear in the movie?
As soon as the villain appeared, he was seen as a villain, which can be said to be the biggest failure in the setting of the movie "Assassination Storm".
In the film, Zhang Zhilin is too calm and stable, and Wu Zhenyu is a little crazy.
Of course, these are not just the actors' own problems, but what does the play really want? Is it a police bandit, or a suspense, or the large-scale that director Qiu Litao is best at?
I don't know if I have filmed several films before "defusing bombs", this time "Assassination Storm" is also a bomb at every turn, and there are red lines or blue lines, corny to make people speechless.
In fact, "Assassination Storm" is a movie that started shooting as early as 2018 and was completed early, but for various reasons, it was repeatedly postponed, and it took 5 years before it was finally released in August this year.
Five years later, the pattern of the Chinese mainland film market has also changed a lot:
Not only are Hollywood blockbusters no longer menacing, but even the tried and tested Hong Kong films starring Hong Kong first-line male stars are no longer a box office elixir.
Especially in the recent several, from the first film "When the Wind Rises" cooperated by the two major actors Tony Leung and Kwok Fucheng, to "Drug Sweep 3" starring Liu Qingyun, Gu Tianle and Kwok Fucheng, and then to the current "Assassination Storm" starring Koo Tianle, Zhang Zhilin and Wu Zhenyu, the reputation and box office are not ideal.
On the one hand, there is aesthetic fatigue, several actors are fifty or sixty years old, and they have to play the male protagonist, after playing Asir in this film, and playing the police officer in that film, the audience can't tell which play is which play.
On the one hand, the story is old-fashioned, since "Infernal Affairs", there is no surpassing work in police and bandit Hong Kong films, and "Cold War" is only a flash in the pan, for various reasons, "Cold War 3" has not been filmed so far.
If you want to rely on the previous "brushing your face" to make the audience pay for movie tickets, it is no longer feasible, there is no good story, no word of mouth, and no matter how big the star is, it is useless.
It doesn't matter if you are Tony Leung, or Kwok Fucheng, or Koo Tianle, it is useless.
It is no wonder that some netizens left a message under the star stills of Hong Kong films:
"There is so much repetition of this genre that I only watch the stills, not the movie."
Of course, Gu Tianle is attentive, and the disfigured performances in "Assassination Storm" still failed to really impress the audience, which is obviously not his problem alone.
It's time to think about it: what's the problem?