Today Japan was the final stop in the world gala premiere tour for the new movie. JJ Abrams along with stars of the film attended a press conference and premiere in Tokyo, complete with a giant Enterprise. See below for pictures from the events including a giant Enterprise!
Giant Enterprise Attacks Tokyo
The last time JJ Abrams came to Tokyo to premiere a movie it was for his Godzilla-like monster movie Cloverfield. This time he came in peace, with a giant Enterprise. Japanese site chris-blog.jp has some great pictures.
There are more premiere pictures at WCBS880, here are just a couple
UPDATE: More Enterprise photos
More photos of the Enterprise can be found at blog.pia.jp/startrek/
Will Star Trek Be Big In Japan?
This is the second Trip JJ and cast members have taken to Tokyo to promote Star Trek. Japan is one of the few countries where Trek didn’t open last week and is one of the bigger international markets. Star Trek films have not been big earners in Japan in the past. The last film, Star Trek Nemesis made only $564,650 in Japan. In contrast, Cloverfield made $11.6M and JJ Abrams first film Mission Impossible III made $44.4M (of course Tom Cruise helped with that).
Star Trek opens in wide release in Japan on May 29th.