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blockbuster

1. noun Something, typically a movie or book, that is very popular and makes a large profit. The movie looked so stupid in the previews, but it turned out to be a real blockbuster.
2. adjective Describing something that experiences such popularity and financial success. Our studio stands to profit from the release of another blockbuster film this summer.

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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For some, it was their only option for entertainment if their television antennas did not pick up a signal, said Vey, who has worked for Blockbuster for nearly 30 years.
"During this time gift cards and credit acquired through Blockbuster's trade-in scheme will be honoured towards the purchase of goods."
Professor Ajay Bhalla at Cass Business School said the administration of Blockbuster was yet another harsh reminder of the fast-changing retail environment.
Blockbuster's administration came the day after music and entertainment retailer HMV hit the rocks, with more than 4,000 UK jobs and the future of seven Welsh stores under threat.
Prof Bhalla added: "Firms like Blockbuster failed to face up to the enormity of the change and altered their business model on the fringes, such as selling second-hand products rather than coming up with an innovative offering."
Deloitte stressed Blockbuster's core business was profitable and the administrators would be looking for a rescue deal for all or part of the business as a going concern.
The Blockbuster Evolution Halo category signage program provides category signage to designate specific areas in Blockbuster stores.
Between 1 October and 31 Jan 2012, Dish is offering new cus tomers Blockbuster Movie Pass in cluded with the Dish Network sub scription for one year when they subscribe to Dish's America's Top 200 package or greater and commit to 24 months of Dish service.
Blockbuster's US parent filed for bankruptcy and was saved by US pay-TV provider Dish Network earlier this year - but this had little or no impact on its 4,000 stores across the rest of the world.
Wayne Huizenga, the CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment, and a posse of his executives were face to face with billionaire Sumner Redstone and the men from media giant Viacom Inc.
NEW YORK: The billionaire investor Carl Icahn has slashed his ownership stake in Blockbuster Inc s Class A shares to below 5 percent, two weeks after the video rental company said it might seek bankruptcy protection and that its survival was in question.
Provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment BlockBuster Inc (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) and T-Mobile USA Inc, a US mobile network operator, yesterday announced that the BlockBuster On Demand application will be available on the T-Mobile's HTC HD2 handset in the US this spring.
Big Y Foods plans to install NCR"s Blockbuster Express DVD-rental kiosks in all 57 of its stores throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, and have them up and running by Sept.
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