'The Lion King' Musical Sets Worldwide Box Office Record

September 23, 2014 12:23 PM

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"The Lion King" theater production is officially the highest grossing entertainment production of any media in the world.

The theater production, based on the 1994 Disney animated film, features music by Elton John and Tim Rice. It opened in 1997 and in 2013 became the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion in profits. Worldwide, the musical has earned $6.2 billion in box office sales.

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