(NEW YORK) -- The Lion King is now the king of Broadway.
Disney's musical adaptation of its hit animated film has become Broadway's all-time highest-grossing show, according to Deadline.com. The Lion King has raked in a total of $853,846,062 since opening in November 1997.
The Lion King eclipsed the previous record holder, The Phantom of the Opera, which has grossed $853,122,062 since debuting in January 1988.
Only five shows, including The Phantom of the Opera, have enjoyed longer runs on Broadway.
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