Meaning of box office

box' of"fice

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the office of a theater, stadium, or the like, at which tickets are sold.
  2. This show will be good box office.
    1. receipts from a play or other entertainment.
    2. entertainment popular enough to attract paying audiences and make a profit:This show will be good box office.


Pronunciation: (boks'ô"fis, -of"is), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the box office or to the business and commercial aspects of the theater: a box-office window; box-office receipts; a box-office attraction.
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