What Defines A Blockbuster?

More than 25 movies grossed more than $100 million at the box office in 2003. A hundred mil is the traditional mark for declaring a film a blockbuster. But some of these “blockbusters” didn’t even recoup their production costs. “Many analysts and even studio executives say that it’s time to redefine the term “blockbuster” — or throw it out. Some argue that the label should be reserved for movies that take in $200 million because that remains rarefied air: Six movies topped that mark in 2003.”