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English definition of “box office”

box office

noun     COMMERCE
[C] the place in a theatre or cinema where you buy tickets : Tickets are $8 and are available only at the box office .
[U] money from ticket sales , used as a way of measuring the success of a performer , film , or public event : The documentary became a surprise box office hit . In 1934, he was voted the top box-office draw for the year by theater owners . The 28-year-old heavyweight champion represents big box office .
(Definition of box office noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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