Definition of tentpole
: a big-budget movie whose earnings are expected to compensate the studio for its less profitable movies
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Globally, the picture is even grimmer, with the tentpole on track to finish at around half of its predecessor's $1.1 billion tally.
There are only a handful of tentpole dates in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals franchise, and one has to be Jan. 14, 2003 when Marvin Lewis was hired as the organization's ninth head coach.
In his estimation, Marvel’s not going to turn around tomorrow and spend $100 million on a tentpole starring a brown woman.
From then on, honestly, every major Nintendo tentpole became more manageable.
While Hollywood studios cram the nation’s theaters with big summertime tentpoles, Netflix has its own summer season to launch, with a new slate of films and TV series on tap for June 2017.
Martha Lauzen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, celebrates that Jenkins directed a tentpole movie with a female protagonist, but wants to see what comes next.
Some news outlets rushed to proclaim that 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' was the subject of a ransom demand, though there was never any indication the threat involved the Memorial Day weekend tentpole.
Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, which for many will mean cookouts, trips to the beach and pool, family get-togethers, or heading to the multiplex to check out some of the season's new tentpole releases.
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