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":
... In 2007, Kaif appeared in four 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 ...
... The term is attested since 1786, presumably from sales of box seats or "boxes" (private seating areas) ... 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 bottle ...
... Mr ... Nice Guy opened on Chinese New Year, 1997, up against director Hung's own Once Upon a Time in China and America ...
... 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 ...
... 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. 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the words office and/or box:
“Go; and if that word have not quite killed thee,
Ease me with death by bidding me got too.
Oh, if it have, let my word work on me,
And a just office on a murderer do.
Except it be too late to kill me so,
Being double dead: going, and bidding go.”
—John Donne (15721631)
“The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth ... the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)