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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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You just do it online; it's so much easier," Scott Edwards, a 55-year-old male, who was interviewed outside a Blockbuster Store after news of the closure came, said to the publication.
With many of those initial deals now coming up for renewal, Blockbuster decided to play hardball in an effort to reduce its commitment to buy smaller theatrical and direct-to-video titles.
A statement from Blockbuster, issued at the time of Fields' resignation, said he intended to return to general-merchandise retailing.
What's more, the land selected by Blockbuster could be important as "a buffer between urban areas and the Everglades," says Bonnie Barnes-Kelley of Sierra Club Florida.
Of course, Blockbuster isn't the first consumer retailer to announce grandiose--and ultimately unsuccessful--plans to cash in on software.
Regular blockbuster advertisers include Silo, an electronics retailer, Circuit City, American Appliance, as well as area jewelers, department stores and shopping malls, Munch said.
Blockbuster Park (the complex's real name) has taxing authority (both sales and property) and the right to charge tolls on its roads, issue tax-exempt bonds, condemn land, issue no-bid contracts for such park services as garbage collection, and award construction contracts without the usual government-bidding requirements.
Blockbuster app rolls out the Blue Carpet for customers: Search title availability at local Blockbuster([R]) stores, browse movie and game titles and manage Blockbuster By Mail accounts
MOVIE rental chain Blockbuster has hired a top law firm to discuss its financial headaches.
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Dallas-based Blockbuster also agreed to pay the states about $630,000 to reimburse them for the costs of their investigations into consumer complaints and said it would change the advertising of its late-fee policy.
WASHINGTON When Blockbuster Video first began angling for revenue sharing back in 1997, the studios were reluctant to go along.
Blockbuster has entered into development agreements with Video de Centroamerica, S.
1: Concerning the availability of Warhol's Lonesome Cowboys at the "Blockbusters" [sic] on Seven Sisters Road, I owe you an apology; indeed, the movie is in stock there - evidently the UK branch of the Blockbuster chain is more "mod" than its parent.
A spokesperson for Blockbuster declined to say how much Blockbuster will expand the sell-through category but only that "What we realize is that the needs of our consumer base--which is 65 million consumers--has changed.