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Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP: Coldplay

Mylo Xyloto, the band's third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, breaks a global iTunes  record by selling 500,000 downloads in a week.

DOWN: Bob and Jeanne Berney

The execs exit upstart distributor FilmDistrict, which they helped found in September 2010, after disappointing box office for fall films Drive and The Rum Diary.

UP: Charlie Collier

The AMC chief enjoys a 4.4 million-viewer bow for Hell on Wheels despite mixed reviews. The Western is selling well in such overseas markets as Australia and Latin America.

DOWN: Hilary Swank

Fallout from the Oscar winner's trip to Chechnya continues as she's let go by PR firm 42West amid clashes over how to handle the scandal. Time for a media mea culpa?

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Carmike Cinemas (CKEC)
$7.35 (+13.1%)

After strong quarterly earnings, Wedbush Securities bumps target price by 18 percent to $10 a share.

DOWN: Sony (SNE)
$17.48 (-11.3%)

The company says it will lose more than $1 billion this fiscal year on soft sales of TV sets.

 
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