For the third week in a row, Furious 7 took the top spot at the box office and made it look easy. Not even a trio of newcomers could slow down the latest entry in the crowd-pleasing action series, which has become the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide. On the domestic box office, it’s equally impressive. It’s a juggernaut. A cultural event. At the end of the day, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 may make some money, but it’s making that money in the shadow of a genuine phenomenon.
This weekend, the 2015 NBA playoffs get started. We're going to miss Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, but other than that, the league's biggest stars will take the league's biggest stage on Saturday and Sunday, with all eight first-round series kicking off either Saturday or Sunday.