THR Heat Index
Charting the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Clint Culpepper
The Screen Gems chief scores his company's biggest opening weekend ever ($41.2 million) with The Vow, which cost only about $30 million to make.
UP: Ken Ehrlich
The longtime Grammys producer deftly incorporates Whitney Houston tributes into a classy telecast that draws more viewers (about 40 million) than any ceremony since 1984.
DOWN: Chris Pine
The actor's former agency sues for millions in commissions from Star Trek as Fox bumps his This Means War from a Valentine's Day opening to Feb. 17 to avoid The Vow.
DOWN: Rupert Murdoch
Another scandal hits News Corp. as journalists at The Sun are arrested in a widening police bribery probe. Does Murdoch have another News of the World on his hands?
UP: Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG)
Entertainment franchises like the Radio City Christmas Spec-tacular helped MSG post better-than-expected quarterly results.
DOWN: Yahoo (YHOO)
Reports suggest talks to sell its stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan for about $12 billion have fallen apart.