tentpole

tentpole cinema

Films that are created with a very large budget and production value, and which are meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole cinema coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: tentpole

tentpole film

A film with a very large budget and production value that is meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole film coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: film, tentpole

tentpole movie

A film with a very large budget and production value that is meant to provide substantial revenue to the production company. Big blockbusters used to be quite the rare cinematic event, but we've gotten to the point now where there's a tentpole movie coming out nearly every weekend of the year.
See also: movie, tentpole
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Under the multiyear agreement, Amazon Prime Video becomes the exclusive long-term streaming home in Latin America for Lionsgate's portfolio of tentpole films and branded properties; beginning with: John Wick: Chapter 2, Saban's Power Rangers, The Shack, and Jigsaw.
The new take will not involve any ballet but will instead use the story as the centrepiece for a major studio tentpole.
Studios have decided to make tentpole movies about action heroes and they've veered away from serious drama to the detriment of the cinema-going population.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's 3D tentpole has become the first film of 2014 to cross the 100 million dollars threshold in North America and has earned 90 million dollars in China to mark the top weekend opening of all time, grossing a total of 301.
We have found our next big tentpole for AXN in The Firm.
Among the ideas already contained within the proposed law are the coalition's tentpole eco-scheme, the Green Deal.
Meanwhile, Warner itself is shifting its fourth quarter licensing focus to Batman, while other studios jockey to see if retailers may be more receptive to expanding the space devoted to properties they'd previously signed on to carry, or to adding others among their tentpole holiday titles.
Theater owners are still smarting from 2005, when box office revenue dropped by 6 percent compared to the year before and several of the ambitious summer tentpole movies they were counting on for big business failed to deliver.
John Oxx has a fine record in this stamina test and has deeply at the top end of the Handicap and Tentpole down the bottom.
THE John Oxx-trained Tentpole, winner at the Curragh last Saturday, has been installed favourite for Sunday's Irish Cesarewitch.
The milestone was a combined result of strong contributions from all of Fox's existing production divisions, which delivered a diverse slate of pictures from tentpole films like ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND to THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA to the cutting-edge comedy of BORAT, and the modestly-budgeted comedy-drama LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.
His death] expanded the world dramatically of the genre of a tentpole blockbuster.
It was going to be a really cool tentpole movie," Contactmusic quoted Alexander, as telling Entertainment Weekly.
1) shifts of tentpole films Cars (Disney/Pixar) and Shrek 3 (Dreamworks) from holiday to summer slots--the better to leverage subsequent holiday DVD releases.
That pattern matches other 2015 tentpole releases "Jurassic World," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Furious 7.