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* BoxOfficeBomb: Had a budget of $21 million and only grossed about $35 million - thus making the movie's creators lose money because they can only take in approximately half the revenue as it is divided with movie theaters. To make this even more of a TearJerker, Relativity Media (the film's distributor) already had financial problems before ''Kidnap''[='s=] release and has ceased operations in 2018. Though of course this is an independent movie, so it had a bleak chance of ever seeing a profit.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Had a budget of $21 million and only grossed about $35 million - thus making the movie's creators lose money because they can only take in approximately half the revenue as it is divided with movie theaters. To make this even more of This also counts as a TearJerker, CreatorKiller for Relativity Media (the film's distributor) distributor), since it already had financial problems before ''Kidnap''[='s=] release and has ceased operations in 2018. Though of course 2018, the year after the film was released. Of course, this is an independent movie, so it had a bleak chance of ever seeing a profit.


* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The film was originally scheduled for release on October 9, 2015, but Creator/RelativityMedia delayed it multiple times due to their financial woes, eventually selling the rights off to Aviron Pictures for $3 million, who released it on August 4, 2017.

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* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The film was originally scheduled for release on October 9, 2015, but Creator/RelativityMedia delayed it multiple times due to their financial woes, eventually selling the rights off to Aviron Pictures for $3 million, who released it on August 4, 2017.2017.
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* AdvertisingByAssociation: Being an independent movie, ''Kidnap''[='s=] marketing consisted of posters completely void of everything but Halle Berry's face (or body shot) and name.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Had a budget of $21 million and only grossed about $35 million - thus making the movie's creators lose money because they can only take in approximately half the revenue as it is divided with movie theaters. To make this even more of a TearJerker, Relativity Media (the film's distributor) already had financial problems before ''Kidnap''[='s=] release and has ceased operations in 2018. Though of course this is an independent movie, so it had a bleak chance of ever seeing a profit.

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* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The film was originally scheduled for release on October 9, 2015, but Creator/RelativityMedia delayed it multiple times due to their financial woes, eventually selling the rights off to Aviron Pictures for $3 million, who released it on August 4, 2017.

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