IN THE SPOT­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF - Pho­tos and text from wire ser­vices

Out of the Shad­ows” — with a rel­a­tively thin slate of re­leases.

Para­mount paid $20 mil­lion for the film’s do­mes­tic dis­tri­bu­tion rights. The film, in which a lin­guist is tasked by the gov­ern­ment to com­mu­ni­cate with newly ar­rived aliens, has drawn good re­views from crit­ics.

Ang Lee’s Iraq War hero drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Half­time Walk” also made its much awaited de­buted, al­beit on just two screens. The Sony Pic­tures re­lease, which opens na­tion­wide next week, grossed $120,300 from two the­aters (one in New York, on in Los Angeles). The two lo­ca­tions are the only places in North Amer­ica the film is screen­ing in Lee’s in­no­va­tive 120 frames-per-sec­ond ver­sion (five times the nor­mal rate), in ad­di­tion to be­ing in 3-D and at 4k res­o­lu­tion.

Play­ing in more tra­di­tional for­mats, it got off to a good start in China, where “Billy Lynn” opened with $11.7 mil­lion.

JAY MAIDMENT — DIS­NEY — MARVEL VIA AP

This im­age re­leased by Dis­ney shows Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch in a scene from Marvel’s “Doc­tor Strange.”

PARA­MOUNT PIC­TURES VIA AP

This im­age re­leased by Para­mount Pic­tures shows a scene from “Ar­rival.”

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