Origination Of The Term “Blockbuster”

Have you heard of the term “blockbuster”?  Hit movies are sometimes referred to as “blockbusters”.
This term actually goes back to World War 2.  A blockbuster was a type of bomb that was quote “so powerful it could decimate a city block.”

And thus, the name “blockbuster” caught on as a descriptor of a hit movie.

In the 1950s, a producer defined a blockbuster as “any movie that grossed over $2 million.”

Read more about the term and its origination here!