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A look at ups and downs in the business of entertainment this past week.
UP Christopher Dodd
The MPAA appears to have found its new leader in the former Democratic senator from Connecticut.
DOWN Jim Keyes
Blockbuster’s CEO is forced to put the bankrupt company up for sale after creditors couldn’t agree on a recapitalization plan.
UP Stacey Snider
I Am Number Four’s $23 million holiday bow wasn’t as high as some expected, but the first film from her and Steven Spielberg’s Disney-distributed DreamWorks very likely will make back its $50-something million budget.
UP Steven Tyler
American Idol ratings are down a bit from last year, but it’s far from the freefall some predicted. And thanks to Tyler’s lovably freaky presence, the show was up 3 percent week-over-week to 21.9 million viewers Feb. 17.
UP CBS (CBS)
Strong Q4 results as football viewership soars and sales of political and local ads rise.
DOWN DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
Ahead of a Feb. 24 earnings report, Stifel Nicolaus analyst cuts rating to sell and slashes price targets from $28 to $25.