poor box

noun

Definition of poor box

: a box (as in a church) for alms for the poor

Examples of poor box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suit also states that — due to the poor box office results — Village Roadshow cannot make its contractually obligated payment to Warner Bros., putting the company at risk of losing its rights to the film. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 7 Feb. 2022 Like Ben Affleck in Last Duel, whose take on a libertine count in Ridley Scott's medieval drama was marred by poor box office and unfortunate boy-band hair. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 31 Jan. 2022 Although some industry watchers have interpreted Heights‘ and West Side Story’s poor box-office returns as auguring poorly for future Latin-centric films, the actresses reject the premise. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2022 The poor box office performance came in spite of the fact that the movie drew strong reviews and is an early frontrunner in the Oscars' Best Picture race. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 12 Dec. 2021 Simply put, the poor box office for King Richard, Belfast and West Side Story will impact those films’ awards season narratives while the streaming biggies (Tick... Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 The Beginning was finally released to poor box office returns in 2004. Clark Collis, EW.com, 26 July 2021 Chinese state media partly attributed the poor box office results to community lockdowns in the hugely populous Guangdong region, imposed to control a coronavirus outbreak that started last month. Ben Westcott, CNN, 16 June 2021 Greenlee said that after three weeks in release, during which F.B.I. agents hounded exhibitors to pull the film, UA withdrew it from circulation, citing poor box office grosses. J. Hoberman, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of poor box

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poor box was circa 1637

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“Poor box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor%20box. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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