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box office

n.
1. A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
2.
a. The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
b. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office.
3. Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
4. The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.

[So named because it was originally an office for the booking of boxes in a theater.]

box′-of′fice adj.

box office

n
1. (Theatre) an office at a theatre, cinema, etc, where tickets are sold
2. (Theatre) the receipts from a play, film, etc
3. (Theatre)
a. the public appeal of an actor or production: the musical was bad box office.
b. (as modifier): a box-office success.

box′ of`fice


n.
1. the office at which tickets are sold.
2. Theat.
a. receipts from a play or other entertainment.
b. entertainment popular enough to attract paying audiences and make a profit: This show will be good box office.
[1780–90]
box′-of`fice, adj.

box office

- An office in a theatre for booking seats, originally from "hiring a box."
See also related terms for theatre.

box office

The place where tickets are bought. At one time, only boxes were reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.box office - total admission receipts for an entertainment
receipts, revenue, gross - the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
2.box office - the office where tickets of admission are soldbox office - the office where tickets of admission are sold
business office, office - place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"

box office

noun
The amount of money collected as admission, especially to a sporting event:
Translations
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box office

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box1

(boks) noun
1. a case for holding something. a wooden box; a matchbox.
2. in a theatre etc, a group of seats separated from the rest of the audience.
verb
to put (something) into boxes. Will you box these apples?
Boxing day
December 26, the day after Christmas day.
box number
a number used eg in a newspaper advertisement instead of a full address.
box office
a ticket office in a theatre, concert – hall etc. There's a queue at the box office for tonight's show.

box office

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