Where are the Japan numbers? We have lots of potential for gains in places like Brazil, Taiwan and France, large enough countries to impact BO numbers. We did great in Germany, Sweden, UK, NZ and Oz. Improving the Latin country's aareness of Trek seems like another good move. If you gotta have a big star, Tom Hanks at least loves Trek, and he's versatile. You have to ask though, would his considerable salary be made up at foreign BO? This assumes someone like that would get their approximate going rate for a co-starring role. After the $$ XI made I doubt any major star - even a huge fanboy like Hanks - would be aboard for pennies on the dollar. While XI had a wonderful cast, it wasn't an expensive cast.