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A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue. Patrons may perform the transaction at a countertop, through an unblocked hole through a wall, or at a wicket. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4337 KB) Myke Waddy, August 13th 2006, Jazz Festival, edmonton Alberta, canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 4337 KB) Myke Waddy, August 13th 2006, Jazz Festival, edmonton Alberta, canada. ... Ticket (unseperated) of the Kurkino in Berchtesgaden CeBIT Home 1998 student day ticket with barcode A Parisians transport ticket Ticket can mean one of several things: // Permission A ticket is a voucher to indicate that one has paid for admission to a theatre, movie theater, amusement park, zoo, museum... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A Venue is the location of an event, usually a meeting. ... A stainless steel countertop Countertop (also counter top, countertopping) usually refers to a horizontal worksurface in kitchens, other food preparation areas, and workrooms in general. ... A wicket is the place where a customer performs a transaction with a Customer service representative. ...


The term is often used, especially in the context of the film industry, as a synonym for the amount of business a particular production, such as a film or theatre show, receives. This can be measured in terms of the number of people who see it or the amount of money raised by ticket sales. The projection and analysis of these earnings is very important for the creative industries and often a source of interest for fans. The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking: i. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...


Some complain that industry focus on profit has diminished the attention given to film as an art form. However, analysis of the financial success of films is very influential for the production and funding of future works. The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ...


There are numerous websites that monitor box-office receipts and profits, such as Box Office Mojo. For a list of films which are major box-office hits, see List of highest grossing films. A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of webpages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... A top-grossing movie is a motion picture that has received the most total revenue compared to all other movies ever made. ...


Etymology

The term "box office" originates from the early days of the theatre. Entry into cheaper sections of the performances cost a single coin, and this fee was collected in small, locked boxes with coin slots in the top. Upon the boxes being filled up, a runner would take the coin-filled box to a back room where it was counted and stored. Hence, the room associated with the financial aspects of the theatre became known as a box office. [citation needed]


See also

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... A top-grossing movie is a motion picture that has received the most total revenue compared to all other movies ever made. ... This is the list of the 200 films that had made the most by the end of their first weekend on release in the United States of America and Canada. ...

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