box office

noun
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of box office

1786

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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BOX OFFICE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of box office for English Language Learners

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


BOX OFFICE Defined for Kids

box office

noun

Definition of box office for Students

: a place where tickets to public entertainments (as sports or theatrical events) are sold


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