THR Heat Index

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

UP: Hawk Koch

The first second-generation president in the 85-year history of the Academy, Koch brings a lifetime of knowledge and connections to the job. Top priority: securing an Oscar producer and host.

DOWN: Colin Farrell

Total Recall's disappointing $25.6 million domestic bow marks the star's second straight remake miss after last summer's Fright Night.

UP: Jimmy Fallon

The Late Night host surfaces as a possible Oscar emcee if Lorne Michaels produces the show. Regardless of whether he gets the gig, being part of the conversation is good for him.

DOWN: Aaron Sorkin

The Newsroom creator spars with hostile critics at TCA as a former New York Post writer who once dated him goes public about being "totally humiliated" by the show's gossip-columnist character she inspired.


World Westing (WWE)
$8.41 (+8%)

Second-quarter earnings are 17 cents a share, about two cents more than expected.

DreamWorks Animation (DWA)
$17.83 (-7%)

The film studio reports per-share profit of 15 cents in Q2, down from 40 cents a year ago and shy of expectations.

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