was Star Trek popular in China?
star trek2009 box office - 8,556
STID2013 box office - 56,910
The Chinese market has developed dramatically for Hollywood films since 2009, so there was room for a huge increase there. Japan was already a mature market for Hollywood films in 2009, so while there's room for significant improvement with a bigger marketing push, there's not as much room for growth as in China. STID
may well double or triple the Japanese gross of Star Trek
, but more than that will be tough.