THR Heat Index
Charting the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.
The singer's 21 passes the rare 10 million sales mark -- one of only eight albums to reach the RIAA's diamond level in less than two years of release -- as her Skyfall single continues to ride the charts.
DOWN: James Gunn
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy director is forced to apologize amid outrage over a deleted blog post that called a male superhero a "fruit" and suggested a lesbian hero needed a man to "turn" her.
UP: Gold Rush Crew
Discovery's hit mining show scores 4.6 million viewers for its Nov. 30 episode and bests all broadcast series that night in the key 18-to-49 demographic.
DOWN: Robert Iger
The Disney CEO suffers a big legal defeat as a $319 million judgment in favor of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire producer Celador is upheld on appeal. Maybe Iger should phone a new lawyer friend.
After boosting subscribers, the DVR maker posts $82 million in third-quarter revenue, $10 million more than analysts expected.
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
Cowen analyst Doug Creutz predicts the animation studio will record a $60 million write-down from the poor performance of Rise of the Guardians.