One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing of great power or size, in particular a film, book, or other product that is a great commercial success.as modifier ‘a blockbuster film’
- ‘I have done a whole body of work - classy blockbusters, completely commercial films and art movies.’
- ‘It's really easy to write a mainstream pop song, a bestselling novel, a blockbuster film…’
- ‘But more importantly, the festival lets you take a break from those big Hollywood blockbuster films.’
- ‘Maybe you're not going to film a blockbuster movie after you lose weight, but, you know, you could treat yourself to a massage.’
- ‘With its amazing array of talents and personalities, this film could serve as a sort of template for the later star-laden blockbuster disaster films.’
- ‘You were restricted only to the blockbuster films in a small town.’
- ‘The big production houses are mostly putting their money on the blockbuster category of films with a big star cast that promise money.’
- ‘By the time a blockbuster film shows itself in the multiplex there are so many column inches, trailers, TV specials and web-sites about it that you feel you have already seen the film.’
- ‘Big blockbuster films tend to creak under their own weight and the momentum of them, for an actor, sometimes just gets in the way.’
- ‘They elect presidents and make films into blockbusters and books into bestsellers.’
- ‘She's rich and successful, a best-selling novelist whose devoted fans have made her books and movies commercial blockbusters.’
- ‘This film delivers blockbuster action, but its blistering pace leaves the story as soulless as the monsters that inhabit it.’
- ‘Do you prefer blockbusters or smaller films?’
- ‘The story of your relationship could be a blockbuster film or a Shakespeare play.’
- ‘Not only is she one of America's most respected space scientists, she was also the model for the heroine of a blockbuster Hollywood film.’
- ‘Did you dub it in Hindi with an intention of getting into blockbuster films in Bollywood?’
- ‘Films - especially blockbusters - have always done a great job of reflecting current American sentiment.’
- ‘For example, the contemporary American cinema tends to position teenagers at the center of audiences for blockbuster films.’
- ‘We need a convincing experience - like a blockbuster Hollywood film can deliver, when we get sucked into a great 2-hour film.’
- ‘Consequently, in a new millennium that has been dominated by Hollywood blockbusters and British rom-coms, many film buffs have been looking abroad for their cinematic kicks.’
1940s (denoting a huge aerial bomb capable of destroying a whole block of streets): from block + buster.
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