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Definition of box office noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


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  1. 1[countable] the place at a theater, movie theater, etc. where the tickets are sold Box-office receipts have exceeded expectations.
  2. 2[singular] used to refer to the commercial success of a movie, play, or actor Anything she’s in will do well at the box office. The movie has been a huge box-office success/hit (= many people have been to see it).
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