Hippodrome breaks box office record with 'The Lion King'
The national touring production of "The Lion King" that winds up its five-week run at the Hippodrome Theatre on Sunday, has already broken a box office record.
For the week ending Jan. 1, which included nine performances, the theater grossed $1,531,590, the highest for a Broadway show there.
The final tallies for the engagement will show over $6 million in gross ticket sales and more than 62,000 people attending.
"'The Lion King' truly reigns in Baltimore, and we look forward to our next return engagement," said Jeff T. Daniel, president of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, in a statement.
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Baltimore isn't the only place crazy about "The Lion King." The production still running after 14 years on Broadway grossed $2,444,032 at the Minskoff Theatre last week, a house record and the highest weekly gross yet for the show.
The other current North American production, wrapping up more than two years at the Mandalay Bay Theatre in Las Vegas, also set a new house record and had the highest grossing week ($1,369,460).
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