THR Heat Index
Tracking the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
UP: Marissa Mayer
The new Yahoo CEO wins praise for her first investor call Oct. 22, explaining a plan to revitalize the company via mobile and search and revealing better-than-expected third-quarter earnings.
DOWN: Tyler Perry
The auteur's attempt to broaden his audience beyond African-American women fizzles as Alex Cross opens to $11.4 million, less than half the bow of his most recent Madea movie.
UP: Daniel Petrocelli
The lawyer wins a ruling in a years-long fight with the heirs of Superman's co-creator, freeing Warner Bros. (pending appeals) to release summer 2013's Man of Steel and a possible Justice League movie in 2015.
NBC cancels the capuchin monkey's low-rated comedy Animal Practice, prompting cheers from animal-rights groups. But doesn't PETA understand how few great roles there are for simian actors?
Caris & Co. raises its rating to "above average" after the acquisition of 16 Rave theaters.
The search giant posts quarterly earnings well short of Wall Street expectations.