blockbuster

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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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Among the block-busters and re-makes of classics, K Cineplex in Nicosia (Strovolos) and Paphos will screen the concert The Three Stars in Munich.
She has given stunning and award winning performances in various block-busters such as 3 idiots, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Chameli, Jab We Met, Ra.One and many more.
They have all been handed to the second largest distributor in the world and the distributor has more or less shelved them, thereby making sure they do not occupy theatre space that can be occupied by so-called block-busters. The marketing on two of the three films has been virtually none existent and as a result DVD sales have been very poor.
In addition, the channels will present Disney-branded movies such as the blockbuster franchise titles Toy Story and Cars, and a new Disney Movie World block--a Korean-first--showcasing Disney movies, including the latest block-busters and classics, to a new generation of viewers.
A FILM buff has recreated some of his favourite BLOCK-busters - built entirely from Lego.
Like in many European markets, there is a huge gap in box office between imported Hollywood block-busters and Romanian-made releases.
When last we saw Tut, it was during the age of block-busters, and the exhibit drew Star Wars-size crowds.
"From Hollywood block-busters, such as First Knight star-ring Sir Sean Connery and Richard Gere, and Tomb Raider II star-ring Angelina Jolie, to Bollywood films, Wales has something to o ffer.
Spielberg, whose block-busters include Jurassic Park, Schindler's List and ET, told a Los Angeles court yesterday: "His actions are alarming and threatening to me.
It couldn't be further from the roles he usually plays - Brando, 67, is best known for starring in violent block-busters such as The Godfather, On The Waterfront and Apocalypse Now.
The box-office surge has been put down to a succession of block-busters. And Saving Private Ryan is being tipped as the biggest winner of all.
A fast-paced love story from the queen of block-busters, this is a top beach read.
It joins props from Hollywood block-busters like Raiders of the Lost Ark in a collection of TV and film memorabilia.