Box Office

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".

Read more about Box Office:  Usage, Related Film Industry Terminology, Etymology

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Box Office - Etymology
... The term is attested since 1786, presumably from sales of box seats or "boxes" (private seating areas) ... 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 bottle ...

Famous quotes containing the words office and/or box:

    While the focus in the landscape of Old World cities was commonly government structures, churches, or the residences of rulers, the landscape and the skyline of American cities have boasted their hotels, department stores, office buildings, apartments, and skyscrapers. In this grandeur, Americans have expressed their Booster Pride, their hopes for visitors and new settlers, and customers, for thriving commerce and industry.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    Such as boxed
    Their feelings properly, complete to tags
    A box for dark men and a box for Other
    Would often find the contents had been scrambled.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)