from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
- n. The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
- n. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office.
- n. Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
- n. The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where tickets are sold in a theatre/theater or cinema
- n. the total amount of money paid by people worldwide to watch a movie at cinemas/movie theaters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. total admission receipts for an entertainment
- n. the office where tickets of admission are sold
“You may pick up the tickets at six from the box office at the Teatr Wielki,” she said, sounding like someone reading from a phrase book, and before I could reply, she hung up.
The distributor-exhibitor relationship is favorable to exhibitors, who receive on average 70% of box office receipts compared with an average of 50% in the United States.
“FSS” stands for Friday-Saturday-Sunday; “FSS WK #” refers to number of weekends in release; “FSS RUNS” refers to the number of theatres; “AVG” divides the weekend box office by the number of theatres; “CUM” means cumulative.
Marketability does not measure the box office potential of a movie, but it does provide a key piece of the puzzle about how the movie might fare in the marketplace.
Perhaps the only way that such a speculation could be traded on today is in the rare events, once every five or ten years, when a film produces Titanic-sized $1.8 billion worldwide box office performance.
The deal for Y Tu Mamá También was a standard distribution deal, structured with an advance to the producers of under $1 million; IFC would take a 30% distribution fee, and bonuses were given to the producers at U.S. box office thresholds of $7.5 million and $10 million.
Hong Kong has become a theatrical-only territory, dominated by local films and the majors, and neither seem very happy with current box office results.
Our company then reports the box office grosses to Nielsen EDI a division of AC Nielsen, which releases the figures to the studios and the press.
See also multiplexes theatrical exhibitors aggregate dealsand box office grosseschecking companiescompetition from televisionconcession salesconventions forcosts ofand distributorsfilm bookingand floor percentagein the global markethouse allowanceindependent exhibitorsand independent movieslease obligationsluxury-style venuesmarketing and advertising“90/10” film rental deal with distributornut overheadoverseasprofit marginsprojection technology, currentprojection technology, digitalprojection technology, history ofand real-estate developmentregional managementrolling stock advertisingand screen countstaff fortheatre operationsticketing technologytop fifty marketszones of cities, competing forSee also box office grosses; distributors
Residuals are those industrywide payments a studio owes to guild members for specific posttheatrical exploitation of the picture; off-the-top deductions include taxes, insurance, MPAA dues, box office checking and collections.