Neil deGrasse Tyson debunked the plausibility of a moment in Top Gun: Maverick and fans are not responding well.
The astrophysicist wrote on Twitter that Tom Cruise's Maverick wouldn't have actually been able to survive being ejected from the plane, because he was going 7,000 mph, a speed which would give him "400 million joules of kinetic energy." Tyson explained that this is "a situation that human physiology is not designed to survive." While the science is likely correct, fans are annoyed with Tyson for "ruining the fun."
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Famed director Quentin Tarantino revealed that he saw Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick and even offered it his stamp of approval.
In an appearance on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast, the marquee-level helmer of films like Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood had praise for some prominent recent releases, notably the Tom Cruise-headlined sequel. "I f***ing love Top:Gun Maverick," said Tarantino. "I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theaters," he said. "That and [Steven] Spielberg's West Side Story both provided a cinematic spectacle, the kind that I'd almost thought that I wasn't going to see anymore. It was fantastic."
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Top Gun: Maverick has officially grossed more in its domestic first-run than Titanic, Paramount Pictures' all-time highest-grossing film.
According to a report from Deadline, Top Gun: Maverick's domestic first-run release numbers are $601.9 million against Titanic's $600.7 million. This is Paramount's best year since 2014, as they have raked in nearly $1 billion in sales. The landmark achievement reflects the duo of director Joseph Kosinski and headliner Tom Cruise, both of whom previously collaborated for the 2013 sci-fi film Oblivion.
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