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Synonyms for blockbuster

a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)

an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

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On April 26, substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, Inc.
McAlpine said Hollywood does not want to release any of the financial information being sought by Blockbuster unless a ``standstill agreement'' is in place which would prevent Blockbuster from buying Hollywood shares for a certain period of time.
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.
Ferry says the rental conversion rate was good enough that Blockbuster is even considering adding "whole computer stores" and electronic downloading to some of its outlets.
com/helloblockbuster or bring in the tear-off from their Netflix mailer to a participating Blockbuster store.
Blockbuster showed that the ``revenue-sharing agreements it negotiated with each studio are business-justified .
We value our Hispanic customers and wanted to invest in an area of our stores that not only celebrates the Latino genre of film but also offers a unique shopping experience," said Blockbuster President Michael Kelly.
Offers are good at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores nationwide.
In an effort to garner more retail business, Blockbuster is offering a price match guarantee which enables a customer who finds a new DVD or VHS title advertised for a lower price at a local retailer to bring in an original copy of the advertisement and have Blockbuster match the price.
We forecast that eight new blockbuster products will launch between the end of 2006 and mid 2008.
Jim Keyes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "For more than 25 years, Blockbuster has been the go-to source for the best selection of at-home movies and game entertainment.
With national stores popping up all over and industry deals that allow Blockbuster to stock big new releases in huge quantities, independent retailers are focusing on more eclectic inventories, with porn videos an increasing part of their bottom lines.
Specialist-oriented products now account for a growing share of blockbuster drugs.
BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending August 15, 2010:
The devourers are the nation's two major videocassette rental chains, Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, with much more than 5,000 outlets.