- a place where admission tickets are sold, as in a theater
- ☆ Informal
- the power of a show or performer to attract a paying audience
- a show, etc. considered with regard to this power
See box office in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
a. The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
b. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office.
- Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
- The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.
Origin: So named because it was originally an office for the booking of boxes in a theater
- boxˈ-ofˌfice (bŏksˈôˌfĭs, -ŏfˌĭs) adjective
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