blockbuster blockbuster  /b ˈlɑk ˌbə stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)
  2. (n) an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A PTI cover story on the movie Spider-Man and the coming blockbuster summer of movies.
  2. He probed FDA data on a blockbuster diabetes drug that was likely being approved and published his findings that the product carried high cardiovascular risks.

News

  1. Archery soaring after London Olympic success

    From blockbuster movies to hit TV shows to greater Olympic exposure, archery seems to be hitting all the right targets. Elite archers are competing this week in the World Cup series in Antalya, Turkey, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Big personalities come into play as trial commences

    Today’s opening of the blockbuster trial of Southie gangster James “Whitey” Bulger pits tireless prosecutors against a steadfast defense team that is sure to produce fireworks all summer long. Legal experts predict jurors will be sent on a wild ride through the 83-year-old mobster’s brutal past packed with cunning and courtroom one-upmanship.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  3. George Lucas Handing Over 'Star Wars' Baton In Disney Deal

    In one of the blockbuster Hollywood deals of a generation, Disney announced today will purchase LucasFilm for about $4 billion. Under terms of the deal, Lucas will be paid half in cash and half in the form of about 40 million Disney shares. This shot, from 2010, had nothing to do with today's news.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "Working with Microsoft was great for us, it allowed us to grow as a team and make the ambitious, blockbuster games we all wanted to work on," said Jason Jones, Bungie founder and partner. "But Bungie is like a shark. We have to keep moving...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Jason Jones Source: Washington Post

  2. "Even the most stirring speeches are easily forgotten when they're short on content. Taking in my opponent's performances is a little like watching a big summer blockbuster and, an hour in, realizing that all the best scenes were in the trailer you...
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. "Our fall is like the summer motion-picture blockbuster time and we are really confident that we will get a big audience," said Ben Silverman, NBC entertainment president.
    on Sep 9, 2007 By: Ben Silverman Source: Washington Post

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