Japan's crown prince attends "Les Miserables" premiere

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Australian actor Hugh Jackman (R) look each other while attending Jackman's latest movie, "Les Miserables" charity preview in Tokyo on December 18, 2012. The Universal Picture's 100th anniversary movie will start showing in Japan from December 21. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

"Les Miserables" had a royal premiere in Tokyo this week, where its Australian star Hugh Jackman walked the red carpet at the charity gala.

In the audience at the Tuesday night screening was Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito, who sat next to Jackman as the movie unfolded. The film, set to open Christmas Day in the U.S., also stars Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

Director Tom Hooper's musical adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo tale has been generating a lot of buzz since it had a world premiere in London on Dec. 5.