Definition according to

block·bust·er – noun

1. an aerial bomb containing high explosives and weighing from four to eight tons, used as a large-scale demolition bomb.
2. a motion picture, novel, etc., esp. one lavishly produced, that has or is expected to have wide popular appeal or financial success.
3. something or someone that is forcefully or overwhelmingly impressive, effective, or influential: The campaign was a blockbuster.
4. a real-estate speculator who practices blockbusting.
The brick-and-mortar video rental giant obviously derives its name from definition #2. Thanks to Netflix, it has become better acquainted with definition #1.
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