#WOTD: Box Office

Hello hello, fellas! Happy to be back. Are you there? :)

The Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held in March and the hype was definitely huge. Especially for @LeoDiCaprio and his fans.

Following the hype of this year’s Academy Awards, this session is about Box Office.

 

  • There are several versions of the origin of the term “Box Office”. The first version says that the term “box office” originates from William Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. The room to count the amount of money the theater made in a day became known as a box office.

 

  • Another version says that the term is attested since 1786, presumably from sales of boxes (private seating areas in a theater). Now, the term is frequently used, as a synonym for the amount of business a particular production, a film or theater show, receives.

 

  • For movies released in North America, box office figures are usually divided between domestic, meaning U.S. and Canada and foreign which includes all other countries. Weekly box office figures are taken to be from Friday through Thursday to allow for the fact that most movies are released on a Friday.

 

Box office (n) also means a booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.

Box office (adj) means of or relating to the box office or to the business and commercial aspects of the theater.

Example: a box-office film, a box-office attraction.

That’s it for today, fellas. See you tomorrow!

Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 2 March, 2016

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