Sony Pictures Angels and Demons starring Tom Hanks (playing the same role in Da Vinci Code) is opening in Japan on May 15, coinciding with its worldwide release (which is unusual). The Japanese movie poster is shown below.
The new Star Trek movie by Paramount is opening in Japan on May 29 (worldwide opening is May 7). The Japanese movie poster is shown below.
It usually takes several months later for a Hollywood movie to open in Japan – for subtitles, dubbing, etc. For example, last year’s Academy Award winner, Slumdog Millionaire just opened recently in Japan, about 6 months after its North American release.