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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Hit Movies Are Called “Blockbusters”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Hit Movies Are Called “Blockbusters”

When you hear the word “blockbuster” mentioned, it’s usually about movies, (either a flick that was a huge box office success or a certain now-defunct chain of video rental stores). Yet, while the word’s meaning is pretty innocuous now, “blockbuster” actually used to describe something pretty dark. Back in the 1940s, “blockbusters” were actually large,…Read More