THR Heat Index

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

DOWN: Scott Thompson

Yahoo's new CEO apologizes to employees for embellishing his résumé as an activist shareholder demands an internal review of his hiring.

UP: John Madden

The British director's small-budget Best Exotic Marigold Hotel scores a strong $28,000 per-screen average in its limited U.S. debut -- on top of the $70 million it has made in the U.K. alone. 

DOWN: Miley Cyrus

The pop star/actress' LOL flops hard as Lionsgate releases the teen romance in just 90 theaters, grossing a paltry $46,000 total. 

UP: Matthew Weiner

The Mad Men creator persuades The Beatles to break with tradition and license a song, "Tomorrow Never Knows," for a key scene. A reported $250,000 check from studio Lionsgate probably helped. 

SHOWBIZ STOCKS

UP: Viacom (VIAB)
$47.95 (+3.4%)

After the conglom beat quarterly estimates, Janney Capital Markets analyst Tony Wible says the stock "is poised for a near-term rally."

DOWN: Cablevision (CVC)
$13 (-12.3%)

After a "wide" miss on quarterly cash flow, Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce reduces his target on the cable provider from $18 to $16.

 
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