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UP: Marissa Mayer

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.

DOWN: Crystal

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?

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Carmike (CKEC)
$13.22 (+8.3%)

Caris & Co. raises its rating to "above average" after the acquisition of 16 Rave theaters.

Google (GOOG)
$678.67 (-8.4%)

The search giant posts quarterly earnings well short of Wall Street expectations.