box office

[box office] {n.}, {informal} 1. The place at movies and theaters where tickets may be purchased just before the performance instead of having ordered them through the telephone or having bought them at a ticket agency.

No need to reserve the seats; we can pick them up at the box office.

2. A best-selling movie, musical, or drama (where the tickets are all always sold out and people line up in front of the box office).

John Wayne's last movie was a regular box office.

3. Anything successful or well liked.

Betsie is no longer box office with me.