A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event. Patrons may perform the transaction at a countertop, through an unblocked hole through a wall or window, or at a wicket.
By extension, the term is frequently used, especially in the context of the film industry, as a synonym for the amount of business a particular production, such as a film or theatre show, receives. The term can also mean factors which may influence this amount, as in the phrases "good box office" and "bad box office".
Other articles related to "box office, box":
... films, all of which were successful at the box office ... Featuring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kirron Kher and Shilpa Shetty, the film was a box-office hit ... film was declared a blockbuster, making it Kaif's sixth consecutive success at the box office ...
... According to Box Office Mojo, it ranked at 174 for all films released in the US in 2000 and 74 for R-rated films released that year ... As of December 2011, its all time box-office ranking for LGBT-related films is 73 ...
... Mr ... Nice Guy opened on Chinese New Year, 1997, up against director Hung's own Once Upon a Time in China and America ...
... Beverly Hills Cop II was one of the most anticipated films of 1987 and became a box office success upon release, despite not making as much as the first Beverly Hills Cop ... approximately $153,665,036, becoming the third biggest hit domestically at the box office that year, after Fatal Attraction and Three Men and a Baby and the second highest ...
... The term is attested since 1786, presumably from sales of box seats or "boxes" (private seating areas) ... this derives from Elizabethan theatre, where theater admission was collected in a box attached to a long stick, passed around the audience compare the "bottle" in Punch and Judy, where money was collected in a ...
Famous quotes containing the words office and/or box:
“This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie;
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.”
—George Herbert (15931633)