Actor Tom Cruise, 46, flew 40 lucky fans to Osaka on Thursday for a preview of his upcoming movie "Valkyrie," which opens in cinemas nationwide on March 20. The 40 were chosen by lottery from 3,000 applications for the Sky Cruise.
The chartered JAL aircraft, which had the movie's title painted on the outside, left Haneda Airport in Tokyo around 4 p.m. and landed at the Kansai International Airport about an hour later. Cruise chatted with the guests while signing autographs and posing for photos, and said he was impressed by the view of Mount Fuji from the sky.
Cruise then attended the special preview held in Sakai City with about 500 fans, before flying back to the U.S. Cruise arrived in Japan on March 8, and including the helicopter he used to fly to Tokyo from Narita, and the chartered flight to Osaka on Thursday, the total estimated cost of his promotion expenses reportedly came to around 200 million yen.© News reports