from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
- noun The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
- noun A factor influencing this power.
- noun Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
- noun The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.
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- noun countable A place where
ticketsare sold in a theatre/ theateror cinema
- noun uncountable, by extension the total amount of money paid by people
worldwideto watch a movie at cinemas/ movie theaters.
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- noun total admission receipts for an entertainment
- noun the office where tickets of admission are sold
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So named because it was originally an office for the booking of boxes in a theater.]
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1786, presumably from sales of boxes, box seats ("separated private seating"). Sense of “total sales” from 1904.
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