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Hear it roar: The Lion King reaches $1B in box office

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NEW YORK -- It's a mainstay on Broadway and now The Lion King has proved it's a king on the road, too.

Disney Theatrical Productions said Wednesday that the show's total touring box office gross in North America has reached $1 billion. Producers estimate that more than 15 million theatregoers in over 70 cities across North America have seen the show since 2002.

Says Jack Eldon, a vice-president at Disney Theatrical Productions: "We remain overwhelmed by the enduring response to the show and are enormously thankful to our patrons -- new and returning -- for their continued enthusiasm and support."

It reached its milestone quickly. Three national tours of The Phantom of the Opera have grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales but the first kicked off in 1989.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 12, 2013 D2

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