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'Lion King' becomes top ticket of all time
'Lion King' becomes top ticket of all time

"The Lion King" is now officially King of the Beasts on Broadway: The hit musical is the top-earning ticket of all time, the Associated Press reported Monday. “Lion King” passed $1 billion in ticket revenues last fall; in late summer of this year, it bumped "Phantom of the Opera" out of  the top spot. “Phantom” is still the longest-running show in Broadway history, and has earned $6 billion; Lion King, which debuted on Broadway in 1997, now boasts a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion. The long-running Disney musical, directed by Julie Taymor and based on the animated Disney movie, opened at New York’s New Amsterdam Theatre....

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