Bucking the trend of what has historically been its weakest quarter, Netflix today reported strong earnings and subscriber growth for the three months ending June 30. The company generated a profit of $71 million ($1.15 per share) compared to $29.5 million in the year ago quarter. Revenue during the period was up to $1.34 billion from $1.07 billion a in Q2 2013, including 25 percent and  85 percent growth respectively in domestic and international streaming revenue, handily beating analyst estimates. Netflix added 1.69 million new streaming subscribers (520,000 of which were in the US) in Q2, better than 15 percent ahead of expectations. With 36.24 million total users, the company is now the largest stand alone subscription service, ahead of HBO and others. Netflix stock closed up 1.75 percent today’s ahead of earnings, and is up another 0.9 percent in after-hours trading. [Source: Netflix]