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box officenoun [C]

 /ˈbɑks ˌɔ·fɪs, ˌɑf·ɪs/
a ​place in a ​theater where ​tickets are ​sold Box office is also the ​financialsuccess or ​failure of a ​movie or ​playmeasured by ​ticketsales: His last few ​films have been either box-office disappointments or ​outrightflops.
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box officenoun

uk   us   COMMERCE
[C] the ​place in a theatre or cinema where you ​buytickets: Tickets are $8 and are ​available only at the ​boxoffice.
[U] money from ​ticketsales, used as a way of ​measuring the ​success of a ​performer, film, or ​publicevent: The documentary became a surprise boxofficehit. In 1934, he was ​voted the ​top box-office ​draw for the ​year by theater ​owners. The 28-year-old ​heavyweight champion ​represents bigboxoffice.
(Definition of box office from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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