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‘Lion King’ musical makes history as top-grossing production of all time

In the world of box office hits, one title now reigns supreme. Disney’s stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King” has raked in over $6.2 billion in its 17-year run to become the highest-grossing box office production of all time in any entertainment medium, a spokesman for the Walt Disney Company said Monday.

“The Lion King” takes the crown from another Broadway musical — “The Phantom of the Opera” — whose run has brought in a total of $6 billion at the box office.

That makes “The Lion King” more successful than any “Harry Potter” or “Star Wars” film. “Avatar” — the top earner of all films — generated $2.8 billion in comparison.

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