blockbuster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blockbuster an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
    • n blockbuster a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)
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Usage

In literature:

Puzzling over that, I began to wonder if maybe I was on the verge of uncovering a blockbuster documentary.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

SUMMER is blockbuster season, from the multiplex to the august halls of culture.
Marian Wang of ProPublica has a sharp follow-up to the blockbuster news that the SEC is charging Goldman Sachs with fraud.
Last year, after a previous round of blockbuster asset sales, Hutchison reported a profit of $14.25 billion.
A new tour at the film studios outside London where the Harry Potter blockbusters were shot aims to champion the "unsung heroes" -- from seamstresses to special effects wizards -- who made the movies magical for millions.
NEW YORK AP) _ The blockbuster colors and florals, geometrics and ethnic prints on the runways at New York Fashion Week may feel like game-changers in the moment.
In the biggest movie May ever, another blockbuster sets sail for box office gold.
Despite all the cries this year of Napster dooming the music industry, it was still an unqualified blockbuster for record sales.
Mylan Laboratories and Barr Pharmaceuticals Tuesday became the second and third drugmakers to receive FDA approval to sell generic versions of Pfizer's blockbuster antidepressant Zoloft .
The maker of blockbuster documentaries "The Civil War" and "Baseball" has turned his attention to the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s .
AMARILLO, Texas — The maker of blockbuster documentaries "The Civil War" and "Baseball" has turned his attention to the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s .
For its 32nd season, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is rolling out a roster of blockbuster stars and performances that includes music, acrobatics, comedy shows, even award-winning Broadway shows.
Are you a fan of Steven Spielberg's 1977 extraterrestrial blockbuster.
The Marlins acquired Ramirez as part of a blockbuster trade before the 2006 season that sent.
Although it's not a direct comparison, the Royals' blockbuster trade Sunday is similar in essence to one the Brewers pulled off almost two years ago.
It was a blockbuster story that broke in late 2007: John D Duncan, a partner at the prestigious Verrill Dana law firm in Portland, was being accused of stealing $300,000 from clients and his partners.
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In science:

Notice that the disproportionately large number of citations harvested by the top-cited conference paper significantly shorten the gap between the conference g index and its journal counterpart, whereas this citational blockbuster has little influence on the conference h index score.
The skewness of computer science
Sharda and Delen have treated the prediction problem as a classification prob lem and used neural networks to classify movies into categories ranging from ’ flop’ to ’blockbuster’.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
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