Beijing: A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of the latest "Transformers" movie Friday to prove his ex-girlfriend was wrong when she dumped him for being poor seven years ago, he said.
"Hu Xiaoyun: I was so poor when we were in our fourth year at college in 2007 that I could not afford just two film tickets," the man said in a posting on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. "You said when you left for Beijing that I will always be that way.
"I have been working hard for the past seven years because of that sentence and today I spent half my monthly income to book all the seats in Beijing's IMAX cinemas on June 27.
"I just want to say maybe your choice back then was wrong."
As evidence he posted the contract with a booking agency and three receipts totalling 250,000 yuan ($40,000).