What is box office?

  • (noun): Total admission receipts for an entertainment.
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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.

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Beverly Hills Cop II - Reception - Box Office
... 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 ... becoming the 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 ...
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 ...
Box Office - Etymology
... 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 ...
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 ...
Katrina Kaif - Career - Initial Success (2007–2009)
... In 2007, Kaif appeared in four films, all of which were successful at the box office ... Kher and Shilpa Shetty, the film was a box-office hit ... a blockbuster, making it Kaif's sixth consecutive success at the box office ...

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    We need not fear excessive influence. A more generous trust is permitted. Serve the great. Stick at no humiliation. Grudge no office thou canst render. Be the limb of their body, the breath of their mouth. Compromise thy egotism.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Such as boxed
    Their feelings properly, complete to tags
    A box for dark men and a box for Other
    Would often find the contents had been scrambled.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)