Blockbuster (in English, literally “which explodes the district”) was in the beginning a term of the American jargon theatrical which qualified a part gaining an important success. A blockbuster would be thus a part which would lead all the other theaters of the vicinity to the bankruptcy. By extension, the term applies from now on to other productions like the musical comedies or the Film S.
In the medium of the cinema, the blockbuster term also applies by extension to a spectacular to large budget which, by its Casting, its effects special or the advertizing campaign accompanying its exit, draws the attention of the media and the public, even if the film proves to be a financial failure.
Their realization present of the higher risks, but pays in general more: large studios already were put at the edge of the bankruptcy because of the failure of a blockbuster, others saved. One of the examples of such a rescue is the realization of an American in Paris . The scene of final dance cost a million USD, a fortune at the time, but the film saved the studio of the bankruptcy.
The studios of Hollywood produce most of the blockbusters. The first commonly allowed blockbuster cinematographic is the Teeth of the sea .
- Blockbuster Video is most important chains of hiring of video to the the United States.
- List of most lucrative films
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