from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of box office.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office in a theater in which tickets are sold.


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  • If Hanks and Roberts display this kind of comic chemistry in Crowne, they should be dubbed box-office royalty once again.

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  • Another Warner Bros. film released in 1933, a box-office smash called Footlight Parade, features a grand finale, choreographed by Busby Berkeley, in which marching soldiers form themselves into images of an American flag, a portrait of FDR, and the NRA eagle.

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  • In 1947 Billboard magazine noted that country stars were enormous box-office draws across the country, and that Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan were among the largest markets for the music.

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  • Despite the strong performance by "Fast," domestic box-office revenue for the year remains down 14% compared with the same point in 2010.

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  • Despite tallying $31.8 billion in global box-office receipts world-wide in 2010, thanks to strong international markets and an audience thirst for 3-D, attendance continues to drop at movie theaters.

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  • With the weaker expel it would substantially finish up in straight-to-DVD hell nonetheless the small glorious scenery-chewing work from Sam Neill as well as the small classical laconic prime stuff from Ethan Hawke should lift this remedy to Twilight out of the genre ghetto as well as in to the upper reaches of box-office charts.

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  • When the curtain goes up on a performance of the Blue Hill Troupe, the performers know they are singing their hearts out not only for fun, but as an act of charity: Every year, this all-volunteer musical theater company gives its box-office proceeds to a selected New York City-based charity.

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  • His movies are typically solid box-office performers, but are routinely criticized for their teary mix of melodrama, comedy and uplift.

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  • Total receipts came in at about $93 million, down 15 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Couples Retreat" led the market with a $34.3 million debut, according to box-office tracker Hollywood. com.

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  • What naturally follows becoming the biggest box-office movie ever?

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