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blockbuster

1. n. something enormous, especially a movie or book that attracts a large audience. That blockbuster should make about twenty million.
2. mod. exciting and successful. With a blockbuster novel like that in print, you should make quite a bundle.
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So what happened to the blockbuster model that proved so successful in the past?
Several factors can be held accountable for driving down returns from the blockbuster model to 5%, including:
A study by pharmaceutical research firm Best Practices, LLC reveals how marketing executives at leading organizations manage resources, key marketing tactics and timely campaign activities to create blockbuster products ahead of pre-existing products.
As economic conditions continue to place downward pressures on marketing budgets, companies managing blockbuster drugs need to ensure they gain the greatest efficiencies from their promotional spending," said Paul Meade, vice president at Best Practices, LLC.
Looking ahead, Yaffe identified one product now in clinical trials that should qualify as a blockbuster if it receives regulatory approval: Celebra, a COX-2 inhibitor for the treatment of arthritis.
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Outlook: a discussion of the dangers of under-forecasting and the need to improve forecasting going forward in order to more readily identify potential blockbusters.
Analysis of the top 17 companies' blockbuster portfolios examining current and future share of blockbuster sales