‘The Lion King’ Poised to Become Broadway’s First Musical to Bank $1 Billion


The theater version of Disney’s 1994 animated film is on pace to become the first Broadway musical to rake in $1 billion since it opened in 1997.

The Lion King grossed $5 billion worldwide, but will be the first of its kind to hit $1 billion on Broadway at the end of this week’s performances on Oct. 20, Entertainment Weeklyreports. The Tony award-winning musical about a young African lion named Simba who must fight evil for his rightful position among the pride is also on track to become the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history, ousting Les Misérables. 

MORE: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

[Entertainment Weekly]

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