THR Heat Index

2012-39 REP Nate Silver H

In Democratic Hollywood, the only calming agent more popular than Xanax is Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog on The New York Times website.

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)
$21.18 (+6.7%)

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)
$13.81 (-10.6%)

The in-theater media network misses third-quarter revenue and earnings expectations, blaming a challenging advertising market.