These words all describe sb/sth that is making or is likely to make money. 以上各词均指赚钱的、赢利的、有利可图的。
making a lot of money, especially by being popular 指赚钱的、成功的：
The play was very successful on Broadway.
The company has had another successful year.
making a profit 指有利润的、赢利的：
a highly profitable business
[only before noun] making or intended to make a profit 指赢利的、以获利为目的的：
The movie was not a commercial success (= made no profit) .
(of business or work) producing or paying a large amount of money; making a large profit 指生意或工作赚大钱的、获利多的：
They do a lot of business in lucrative overseas markets.
(often used in negative sentences) (of a process, business or activity) producing enough profit to continue （常用于否定句中）指（工序、业务或活动）有利可图、可赚钱、合算：
Small local shops stop being economic when a supermarket opens up nearby.