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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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Previously, if you wanted to rent your favorite movie, you headed to Blockbuster. But now, in order to visit the chain, you will have to travel to Oregon.
Blockbusters is a highly readable--if slightly discursive--book.
These people were predicting the same thing about the videogame market: Now that small, almost free games are becoming ubiquitous on cell phones and tablets, the market for big expensive blockbusters on expensive dedicated consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360 is over.
ANOTHER high street chain were on the brink of collapse yesterday after film rental store Blockbuster plunged into crisis.
BLOCKBUSTER is hitting back at DVD rivals after securing exclusive rights to new films three weeks ahead of general release.
A statement released by his family said: "Although Bob will be best remembered for being the host of the cult television programme Blockbusters, it should be mentioned Bob was also an accomplished theatre actor and his radio broadcasting career spanned over six decades."
"I participated in last year's Blockbusters but was eliminated in the first round.
The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy
That's the prize offer from the Sunday Mer-cury and our pals at Blockbuster.
They illustrate the discussion with the stories of nearly 50 of the most successful products ever launched-"blockbusters" that include Colgate's Total toothpaste, the Iomega Zip Drive, the Handspring Visor, the PowerShot staple gun, the Polycom SoundStation conference phone, the Apple IIe computer, and others.
Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, edited by Kevin S.
Blockbusters can run to six, eight, 12, 16 or more pages, although consecutive four-color has an eight-page limit.
Abu Dhabi: Sandra Tippetts felt nostalgic during Gulf News Blockbusters on Tuesday.
While the company has been closing more stores of late, the layout and operation of the 7,800 worldwide Blockbusters "hasn't changed much since 1985," Keyes acknowledges.