Disney's "The Lion King" can lay claim to two milestones for 2013. In October, the blockbuster musical passed the $1-billion mark at the Broadway box office. Now the musical is officially the top-grossing show of 2013, with approximately $96.9 million in Broadway receipts.
"The Lion King," which originally opened in New York in 1997, has consistently been a top grosser on Broadway throughout its 16-year run.
Coming in second place at the Broadway box office for the year was another perennial favorite -- "Wicked," with $95.3 million in receipts. "The Book of Mormon" brought in $90.4 million.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" -- which, like "The Lion King," was directed by Julie Taymor -- grossed a total of $57.2 million for the year. Producers of the troubled musical previously announced the show will officially close Saturday, with a Las Vegas version in the works.