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box-office bomb

English

Noun

box-office bomb (plural: box-office bombs) (idiomatic)

  1. A motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture.
    My favorite movie was a giant box-office bomb.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • box-office hit

Translations

(Translated as unsuccessful motion picture, box-office failure, or motion picture failure)

  • Chinese:
    Simplified: 不成功的电影, 票房失败
    Traditional: 不成功的電影, 票房失敗
    Pinyin: bùchénggōng de diànyǐng, piàofáng shībài
  • Dutch: niet succesvolle film m., bespreekbureaumislukking f.
  • French: échec de caisse m.
  • German: erfolglose Bewegung Abbildung f., Kasseausfall m.
  • Greek: αποτυχία ταινιών (apostuchía tainión)
  • Italian: fallimento al botteghino m.
  • Japanese:
    kanji: 発券所の失敗, (はっけんしょのしっぱい, hakkensho no shippai)
  • Korean: 매표소 실패 (maepyoso silpae)
  • Latin: offensio picturae cinematographicae, offensio picturae motionis, pictura cinematographica infelix
  • Portuguese: fracasso de bilheteria m.
  • Russian: отказ касс (otkáz kass) m.
  • Spanish: fracaso en taquilla m.

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Last modified on 19 May 2007, at 19:05