THR Heat Index

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

UP: Gary Ross

Lost in The Hunger Games box-office hoopla is how deftly the director delivered an adaptation that satisfied fans of the book and 85 percent of Rotten Tomatoes critics.

DOWN: Theresa Rebek

The Smash creator steps down as showrunner for season two of the recently renewed NBC musical drama amid critics' complaints about soapy storylines.

UP: Jimmy Kimmel

The comic lands the plum Emmy hosting gig, and if his monologue is half as funny as his annual roast at ABC's upfront in New York, the TV Academy is in good hands.

DOWN: Doug Ellin

HBO drops the Entourage creator's planned follow-ups 40 and Da Brick. Can't they  just hug it out?


UP: Walt Disney Co. (DIS)
$44.15 (+2.1%)

After shares dip the week before on the John Carter debacle, David Joyce of Miller Tabak reiterates his "buy" recommendation and long-term $53 price target.

$24.90 (-4%)

Some investors are taking their Hunger Games profits after a three-month, 44 percent surge in the stock of the giant-screen company.

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