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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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"Against that, Blockbuster are an old-fashioned model.
He said firms that owned film rights were making it difficult for fans to find and buy digital downloads, adding: "In this light, it's easy to see why Blockbuster is still finding ways to differentiate off-the-shelf offerings."
Add your name, address and daytime phone number and send it to: Blockbuster Mercury Promotion, PO BOX 39, Birmingham B4 6AH BY PHONE: Call the competition hotline on 0901 380 1805 and leave your name, address, daytime phone numberand your answer.
Blockbuster teams did not limit their information exchange to formal meetings.
In most cases, advertisers that use blockbusters aren't merely shifting dollars from ROP advertising, Munch said.
While it's been flat in recent years, movie rentals at Blockbuster are still a $4 billion a year business.
Next weekend, as the World Cup draws to an end, the summer blockbuster season starts in earnest with the release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Die Another Day All of the titles are available to rent or buy at Blockbuster. Two-night rental ensures there is always time for the perfect night in.
Rimanelli may be suffering from BIMS (Blockbusters Impaired Memory Syndrome).
Abu Dhabi: AaThe adult singles segment was oversubscribed at Gulf News Blockbusters event as the first heats took place in the capital city yesterday after a long wait of 14 years.
Q DOES anyone know why big budget films are called blockbusters?
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Blockbusters is rewarding all its customers in Scotland with a two-night rental.
Dooley went into great detail at the PaineWebber conference, outlining the various areas where work is under way to improve Blockbusters performance, although he was careful not to make any predictions about timing of a recovery.
Of course any such decision would be an acknowledgment by Viacom that Blockbusters core business of video rentals is in a slow decline, something Redstone emphatically denies.