Box Office (TV show)

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Television broadcast
Original title Box office
Country of production Switzerland
Year (s) since 2009
length 15 minutes
weekly (Wednesday 11:30 pm, repetition Saturday 7.30 pm on 3sat )
First broadcast April 29, 2009 on SF 1

Box office was a weekly film magazine from the Swiss Radio and Television , which every Wednesday at 23:30 on SRF 1 was seen. On Saturdays, the program will be repeated on 3sat around 7.30 p.m. Box Office was broadcast for the first time on April 29, 2009 and has replaced the old film magazine “kino aktuell”. The last broadcast was on June 30, 2013, at 9:40 p.m.


Box Office primarily served the purpose of reporting on current film events. Information about new films was provided in the form of approximately three-minute contributions . With the “Film of the Week”, Box Office also recommended a film in every program. In many episodes, a “ DVD of the week” was also presented, which mainly consisted of not newly released films. Video games were rarely included in the program, provided they were related to the film world.

During large film festivals , instead of the normal broadcast format, a special version called “Box Office Extra” was broadcast, where Monika Schärer reports directly from the festival location. From July 18 to August 19, 2009, “Box Office Extra” also showed a detailed interview with a well-known Hollywood director every week . The interview guests were:


The removal of "kino aktuell" and its replacement by Box Office was received negatively by many viewers. Reasons were, for example, the lack of points in the individual films or the fact that Box Office, in contrast to "kino aktuell", is moderated. But the so-called "sidekicks" gave the moderator a particular talk. These are short, personal comments that Monika Schärer occasionally incorporates in dialect.

On October 7, 2009, the Swiss program guides TELE and TV Star said that Monika Schärer would leave out her Swiss-German comments with immediate effect, but this turned out to be misinformation in the next program.

Individual evidence

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