During its eight-week run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Disney’s “The Lion King” grossed more than $15.2 million at the box office.
This equate to more than 172,000 patrons during 66 performances.
It is estimated that the Los Angeles engagement of “The Lion King” generated a $63 million economic benefit to the city from travel, hotels, restaurants, parking and other businesses patronized by both theatergoers and production staff.
This figure is based upon a Touring Broadway League report which found that, on average, Broadway tours contribute an economic impact 4.17 times the gross ticket sales to the local metropolitan area’s economy.
Nederlander’s Hollywood Pantages general manager Martin Wiviott said he was pleased the venue was able to host the show four eight weeks.
“I remember the thrill and excitement sitting in the audience during its first engagement here in 2000,” Wiviott said. “And now, 13 years later, we have just concluded the third sold-out engagement, and it is every bit as glorious and joyful as that opening night many years ago. Many thanks to our friends and neighbors at Disney Theatrical, and to the entire cast and crew for spending their holidays with us, and we look forward to the ‘Circle of Life’ bringing you back home again soon.”