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Yujan Chou

Senior Member
I was reading a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice review, and was wondering what the phrase "blow the hinges off" meant here:

"As a pure visual spectacle, however, “Batman v Superman” ably blows the hinges off the multiplex doors..."

Does that mean the movie will definitely be a box-office smash and even the hinges of the multiplex doors will be blown off by an “avalanche” of audience drawn by the movie?

Film Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    You're very close! But actually the doors are being blown the other way: the movie is so spectacular that it "explodes" on the screen, and thus the theater doors are blown outward.
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