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box office

noun
 
 
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[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.
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