As for movies, a popular past-time for people (locals and ex-pats) in Japan is to complain about how much later a popular movie is going to be released there, usually 3-6 months. I've even had friends post angry Facebook screenshots of release schedules. Apparently it's so they can market a movie as ""Number 1 in the USA!" You can read more about the reasons here.
Australia, in my youth, used to be the same, but has since gotten much better.
Movie tickets are also much cheaper in the US. According to WorldAtlas.com, USA is $8.13, the UK $10.90, Japan $12.77, and Australia $12.95. However, these are national averages. I lived in Edinburgh, Tokyo and Perth, all expensive capital cities, and are therefore even more expensive. I also currently pay even less in the US because I use Moviepass which is $10/month for unlimited movies. Yet another reason I love living in the US - experimental business models.