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box office

A room or booth with one or more windows facing a theater lobby or public area; used for sale of tickets.
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A list of some of the film's more prominent box-office records, milestones and key figures set by the film since its release June 25 follows:
I think it will easily do over $300 million,'' predicted box-office analyst Robert Bucksbaum, president of ReelSource Inc.
These boasts aren't the kind of unctuous pomposity typical in Hollywood circles, where overfed braggarts crow about box-office numbers, real-estate equity and how much they paid for the clothes they're wearing.
What this all boils down to is that a children's movie (as opposed to a film with an appeal to the entire family) can be lucrative even when the box-office take isn't that great.
Deeds,'' ``Big Daddy'' and ``Anger Management,'' which all grossed $120 million or more domestically, than his occasional box-office misfires, including ``Spanglish,'' ``Little Nicky'' and ``Punch Drunk Love.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most successful entertainers in box-office history, having grossed more than $3.
We have worked with IMAX on six projects in the past two years, and the box-office performance and response from moviegoers has been consistently outstanding for each release,'' Fellman said.
Still, media analyst David Miller of Sanders, Morris Harris said the company is clearly on the right track with a return to its original strategy of lower financial investment in films following a string of expensive box-office bombs in 2002.
Box-office analysts are bemoaning the performance of this summer's crop of action movies - which, though more lavishly and expensively produced than ever, follow the same formulas that Hollywood has successfully been recycling for years.
But by its second weekend, ``Reloaded'' saw its Friday-Sunday box-office receipts drop 60 percent as the Jim Carrey comedy ``Bruce Almighty'' stunned the movie industry with a Memorial Day weekend gross of $85.
The change at the top comes as Universal is coming off a year in which it enjoyed a surprise smash with the comedy "The 40 Year Old Virgin" but also suffered a major disappointment with its summer release "Cinderella Man," which failed to bring the award recognition or box-office numbers that had been expected and its Academy Award Best Picture nominee "Munich" grossed just $47 million domestically.