THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Chris Meledandri
The Lorax producer scores the biggest opening weekend of 2012 and his career with $70.2 million, his third consecutive hit for Universal after Despicable Me and Hop.
UP: Lady Gaga
The pop star becomes the first Twitter user to hit 20 million followers, outpacing her closest rival, Justin Bieber, by about 2 million.
DOWN: Steven Spielberg
The movie legend continues to struggle in television, with Fox canceling his pricey sci-fi drama Terra Nova after one disappointing season, though his Smash is holding its own on fourth-place NBC.
DOWN: Rush Limbaugh
The radio host prompts a mass exodus of sponsors and stations by calling a law student advocating insurance coverage for contraception a "slut" and a "prostitute." Will his apology for "insulting word choices" stem the backlash?
UP: Discovery Comm.
Miller Tabak ups its target price to $54 after the company says U.S. ad revenue will grow moderately in the current quarter.
DOWN: DreamWorks Animation
Janney Capital Markets reiterates its "sell" rating due to weak DVD sales and a Paramount output deal ending in 2013.