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noun [countable] box office pronunciation in American English
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singularbox office
pluralbox offices

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    theatre, cinema used for referring to the number of tickets a movie, play, or performer has sold in order to show how successful they are
    It took £20 million at the box office.
    a box-office success/failure
    the movie that launched Travolta as a big box-office star


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