THR Heat Index
UP: Nate Silver
The election statistician is vindicated after putting his neck on the line in forecasting an Obama win weeks ago. Next task: Can he predict the Oscars?
DOWN: Barry Levinson
Once a box-office power, the director's eco-horror pic The Bay quietly bows over the Nov. 2-4 weekend to dismal results, grossing less than $20,000 from 23 theaters for a location average of just $866.
UP: Rich Moore
Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, the veteran animator's feature directorial debut, grosses $49 million in its opening weekend, a studio best for a non-Pixar movie.
DOWN: Brendan Fraser
The actor exits TNT's Legends, his first attempt at a TV series, amid reports of clashes with showrunner Howard Gordon.
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
The studio beats analyst expectations in the third quarter due in part to pay TV deals for Puss in Boots and a library pact with the BBC.
National Cinemedia (NCMI)
The in-theater media network misses third-quarter revenue and earnings expectations, blaming a challenging advertising market.