Blockbuster Video (S/F)

Blockbuster L.L.C (formerly “Blockbuster Inc.”) is an American-based provider of home video and video game rental services, originally through video rental shops (both owned and franchised), later adding DVD-by-mail, streaming video on demand, and kiosks. At its peak in 2009, Blockbuster had up to 60,000 employees. There are around 500 Blockbuster stores in the U.S. and also has stores in 17 countries worldwide. It is headquartered in McKinney, Texas. Because of competition from other video rental companies such as Netflix, Blockbuster has seen significant revenue losses. The company filed for bankruptcy on September 23, 2010, and on April 6, 2011, was won by satellite television provider Dish Network at auction for $233 million and the assumption of $87 million in liabilities and other obligations. The acquisition was completed on April 26, 2011.

During the Incident in San Diego, a bus that the Tyrannosaurus attacked crashed into the lobby of a Blockbuster store.  The movies being advertised (Jack and the Beanstalk with Robin Williams, King Lear with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tsunami Sunrise with Tom Hanks) are all fictitious movies and do not exist.

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