Ancestry.com Inc., the family- history research website in talks to sell itself, reported second-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, citing user gains and demand for new products.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of director Peter Jackson’s trio of movies based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel, was the top-grossing film at U.S. and Canadian theaters for a third weekend, collecting $32.9 million in sales.
When the corporate, drill-happy shills of Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land” arrive in small town Pennsylvania, they shop for local anti-finery from a highway store that sells guns, guitars and flannel shirts.
It looks like a scene from a classic Western: A taciturn gunslinger drifts into town and gets into a bar fight. He’s arrested by the sheriff and is about to be taken away when a cattle baron shows up, accuses him of theft and threatens to take the law into his own hands.