box office

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
box officeˈbox ˌoffice noun 1 [countable]APT the place in a theatre, cinema etc where tickets are soldticket officeat the box office Collect your tickets at the box office.2 [singular]SUCCESSFUL used to describe how successful a film, play, or actor is, by the number of people who pay to see thema (huge) box office hit/successa (big) box office draw (=a successful actor who many people will pay to see)box office receipts/takings etc (=the number of tickets sold or the money received)
Examples from the Corpus
box officeIt was finally released on September 23,1970 to disappointing reviews and box office results.It broke box office records from New York to Rio.The company also had its offices and its box office elsewhere except during performances.Tickets, priced £2.50, are available from the National box office on 01-928 2252.Tickets are available at the box office or by phone at 621-3341.The winners will be notified tomorrow and they can pick up their tickets at the box office.Reserve tickets in advance by calling the box office at 622-2823.In the box office, which is occupied by two women with patient smiles, they blame the the box officeTickets are available at the box office or by phone at 621-3341.Tickets are available at the box office, 2202 W.. Anklam Road, or by calling 206-6988.Tickets, available at the box office, are $ 10 general admission, $ 7 for students and seniors.Book at the box office by phone or use the Month of Sundays Booking Form.Please note that tickets will be held at the Box Office for collection if no s.a.e. is supplied.Went into orbit at the box office, too.Julia Roberts' beauty didn't stop Pretty Woman becoming a smash at the box office.The winners will be notified tomorrow and they can pick up their tickets at the box office receipts/takings etcBut just as the international community was beginning to catch on, quality began to drop and box office receipts went down.The entire box office receipts were normally given to the lucky artiste.He and Eng reasoned that box office receipts would help pay the way back to Los Angeles.
From King Business Dictionarybox officeˈbox ˌoffice1[countable]COMMERCE the place at a cinema or theatre where people can buy tickets2[singular] if a film or show does well at the box office, it sells a lot of tickets and so makes a lot of moneyThe thriller was a hit at the box office.The group is suffering after a series of box-office flops. office