box office


box office

noun

: an area in a theater where tickets are sold for a movie, play, etc.

Full Definition of BOX OFFICE

1
a :  an office (as in a theater) where tickets of admission are sold
b :  income from ticket sales (as for a film)
2
:  the ability (as of a show) to attract ticket buyers; also :  something that enhances that ability <any publicity is good box office>

Examples of BOX OFFICE

  1. The box office will open at 10:00 a.m.

First Known Use of BOX OFFICE

1786

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