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Trivia / Kidnap

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  • Advertising by Association: Being an independent movie, Kidnap's marketing consisted of posters completely void of everything but Halle Berry's face (or body shot) and name.
  • Box Office Bomb: 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. This also counts as a Creator Killer for Relativity Media (the film's distributor), since it already had financial problems before Kidnap's release and ceased operations in 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.
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  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The film was originally scheduled for release on October 9, 2015, but Relativity Media 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.