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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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At one point Blockbuster, which first opened in ( Dallas in 1985 , once had 9,000 stores worldwide.
Soon the store, about 240km southeast of Portland, will be the final survivor of the once-popular chain after two Blockbuster stores in Alaska close.
New Delhi [India], Nov 7 ( ANI ): Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar hailed the much awaited trailer of Salman Khan-starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai,' saying that the film will be yet another blockbuster of the year.
Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the blockbuster strategies used so successfully by entertainment companies.
15 January 2014 - Mexican financial services company and speciality retailer Grupo Elektra SAB de CV, a unit of Grupo Salinas, has purchased the entire share capital of video rental stores operator Blockbuster de Mexico SA de CV from US Blockbuster LLC, part of DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), the parties said.
All remaining stock will be sold by Sunday with discounts of up to 90% Blockbuster had 264 stores and a 2,000-strong workforce when it went into administration last month but these have now all disappeared as a series of phased closures were announced.
In total more than 30 jobs have been lost across the region with the demise of the chain, which has been hit Blockbuster went into administration for a second time this year in November.
Blockbuster, which arrived in the UK in 1989, has become a victim of cut-throat competition from online competitors and supermarkets.
Blockbuster collapsed into administration earlier this week.
Blockbuster fell into administration on Monday and Moorfields Corporate Recovery told staff that 72 of their 264 stores would close.
Simon Thomas and Nick O'Reilly, of restructuring and insolvency firm Moor-fields Corporate Recovery LLP, have been appointed joint administrators of TS Operations Limited, trading as Blockbuster. Mr O'Reilly said: "There are no immediate plans for any stores to be closed - it is business as usual."
An excerpt from Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse's new book "Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment" disputing the "long tail" theory that digital media would dilute Hollywood's blockbuster business caught readers' fancy.
TROUBLED video firm Blockbuster was dramatically rescued last night - saving an estimated 2,000 jobs and 264 high street stores.
Movie rental chain Blockbuster were rescued from the brink last night - saving an estimated 2000 jobs and 264 high street stores.
TROUBLED DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster has been bought, saving 2,000 jobs and 264 UK stores.