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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Beverly Hills Cop II - Reception - Box Office
... 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 ... third biggest hit domestically at the box office that year, after Fatal Attraction and Three Men and a Baby and the second highest grossing film worldwide that year, behind Fatal Attraction ...
Mr. Nice Guy (1997 film) - Box Office
... Mr ... Nice Guy opened on Chinese New Year, 1997, up against director Hung's own Once Upon a Time in China and America ...
But I'm A Cheerleader - Reception - Box Office and Audience Reaction
... 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 ...
Katrina Kaif - Career - Initial Success (2007–2009)
... In 2007, Kaif appeared in four films, all of which were successful at the box office ... Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kirron Kher and Shilpa Shetty, the film was a box-office hit ... making it Kaif's sixth consecutive success at the box office ...
Box Office - Etymology
... The term is attested since 1786, presumably from sales of box seats or "boxes" (private seating areas) ... is that this derives from Elizabethan theatre, where theater admission was collected in a box attached to a long stick, passed around the audience compare the "bot ...

Famous quotes containing the words office and/or box:

    So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can’t even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and, vroom! there he is, up on a rock a quarter of a million miles up in the sky.
    Russell Baker (b. 1925)

    Franceska: I was happy in the life I built up for myself. I put a fine high wall of music around me and nothing could touch me. I was safe and secure. And then you had to come along and knock it all down and I hate you for that.
    Maxwell: On the contrary, you love me.
    —Muriel Box (b. 1905)