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Tracking good and bad weeks in the business of entertainment.

UP Robert Iger
The Disney topper is the happiest CEO on Earth after earning a 2010 pay package valued at $28 million, up 30 percent compared with a year ago.

UP Tom Hooper
A surprise win for best director at the DGA Awards has positioned The King’s Speech helmer, known more for his TV work, as the Oscar front-runner.

DOWN Matthew Weiner
With SAG and Golden Globe wins for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, the Mad Men showrunner has new awards competition. And it’s still not certain when his show will return.

UP Gary Ross
The Hunger Games director hasn’t cast a single actor, but Lionsgate setting a March 23, 2012, release date for the Twilight-in-waiting already has whipped fans of the young-adult saga into a frenzy.


UP Netflix
$214.08 (+16.4%)
Shares hit all-time highs after the company surpassed the 20 million-subscriber mark.

DOWN Carmike Cinemas
$6.54 (-9.8%)
The theater operator is down because of tough year-ago comparisons with Avatar.