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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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Blockbusters is a highly readable--if slightly discursive--book.
With more than a quarter-billion dollars in ticket sales in just three weeks, ``The Passion of the Christ'' is quickly going from being a surprise blockbuster to a contender for all-time box office supremacy.
Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, edited by Kevin S.
The Daily News also runs blockbusters, but because the News doesn't have a Sunday edition it prints far fewer than the Inquirer.
Among the predicted blockbusters expected to launch in 2010 is the first targeted therapeutic vaccine for cancer.
It has become increasingly difficult for even the biggest blockbusters to maintain their dominance past opening weekend.
Rimanelli makes this Blockbusters fiasco the cornerstone for his edifice of misrepresentations, misreadings, and misquotations, and ultimately his weird ire.
These high-value products are fundamental to the success and growth of the pharmaceutical industry and the number of blockbusters on the market has continued to rise steadily.
Spider-Man now sets the standard by which not just these summer blockbusters will be held but all future potential blockbusters,'' he said.
Each year from 1996 to 2006, with only one exception, Pfizer or GlaxoSmithKline led all pharmaceutical companies in the number of blockbusters marketed.
Any sort of award recognition can always help boost a title's performance,'' said Blake Lugash, spokesman for Blockbuster Inc.
Approximately 90 pharmaceuticals achieved blockbuster status in 2006, generating more than USD200 billion in sales--approximately 30% of the global pharmaceutical market.
But ultimately, the success of these kinds of ventures is not dependent upon blockbusters but upon people starting to use the services to buy tickets for the regular movies they are going to see.
The new crop of blockbusters slated to debut in the next few years will bring new players to the list of blockbuster-producing companies.
Fears that pharmacogenomics spells the imminent demise of blockbusters are unfounded.