G. Remy (gremy) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Box Office Failure Terminology

Why is a box office failure called a "bomb?" As I see it, bombs blow things away, so I would think of a cinematic bomb to be a success, blowing away the competition. Personally, I prefer the term "flop."
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