Relativity has pushed Halle Berry’s thriller “Kidnap” to Feb. 26, 2016 after moving the comedy “Masterminds” from August to “Kidnap’s” original release date of Oct. 9, 2015.
“Kidnap” will now open against MGM’s “Ben-Hur” remake and the Zac Efron-Robert De Niro comedy “Dirty Grandpa,” so it’ll likely be yet another Relativity release not to open atop the box office.
Relativity has also taken the faith-based music documentary. “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” off the calendar. The film, which follows the band Hillsong United, was slated to open on Sept. 30, 2015 but it has been indefinitely delayed.
Relativity is in the midst of a financial crisis and likely does not have the P&A funds necessary to open a movie in the next couple months. The company is also expected to delay Natalie Portman’s Western “Jane Got a Gun.”
The “Kidnap” delay was first reported by Variety.