Weekend news roundup 13/05: Box Office latest & Mbappe PSG exit

Plus McIlroy’s outstanding win & more.

Mbappe confirms PSG departure this summer

France megastar Kylian Mbappe has finally ended all the years of speculation that he would leave PSG each summer by announcing that he will officially be on his way this time around.

Every year for what feels like the past decade, the striker has been rumoured to be leaving his native land in favour of a move elsewhere, usually Real Madrid, only for him to turn around and say he’s staying.

But this time, the World Cup winner took to his social media to announce his departure at the end of the season.

He did not mention any teams he would be considering a move to, although Fabrizio Romano, the most reliable source when it comes to football transfers, has long said that an agreement between Mbappe and Los Blancos has been in place and will be made official in the summer.

Box Office top spot for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Credit: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes | Final Trailer (20th Century Studios, YouTube)

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes made its debut this weekend and shot straight to the top of the US domestic box office charts, dethroning The Fall Guy which fell to second and ahead of Challengers in third.

The latest instalment in the franchise earned a solid $56.5m domestically and a further $72.5m internationally, giving it a global debut weekend total of $129m.

Behind it in the charts, Ryan Gosling’s The Fall Guy brought in $13.7m domestically in its second week of release. With its now total $49.6m domestically and $54m internationally, the film has successfully surpassed the $100m worldwide mark.

Rounding out the podium, Challengers, starring Zendaya, managed $4.6m in its third week, bringing its totals to $38m domestically and $30.6m internationally for a $68.6m worldwide total.

McIlroy wins fourth Wells Fargo Championship

Credit: Rory McIlroy masterclass secures championship win | Wells Fargo Championship Highlights (Sky Sports Golf, YouTube)

Rory McIlroy picked up his second win of the PGA Tour season with a masterclass showing at the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Irishman had been going well all weekend and sat just one shot behind leader Xander Schauffele at the start of the day.

But a herculean round, specifically during the back nine, propelled the four-time major winner to the solo lead, winning by five shots at the end.

The victory is his fourth Wells Fargo title and comes at the perfect time, with the second major championship of the year, the PGA Championship, being contested this coming weekend.

McIlroy is one of the favourites for the win there, and not just based off form. The PGA Championship was his last major title 10 years ago, and coincidentally it came at the same course they will be playing at this weekend, so expectations are high for him to add a fifth to his resume.

‘The Bear’ given season three premiere date

Credit: The Bear | S3 Official Teaser | Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach | FX (FX, YouTube)

Emmy Award-winner The Bear has been given a premiere date for its highly anticipated third season.

Fans were also treated to a short teaser trailer along with the release date which features series star Jeremy Allen White, who plays the show's main character Carmy Bear’ Berzatto.

During award season, season one picked up multiple accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy respectively.

Season three of The Bear is coming soon, with all episodes set to premiere on 27th June. You can catch up with the show now and watch the new season when it arrives on Disney+.

Anderson to retire from international cricket

James Anderson has announced his impending retirement from England international cricket after their opening Test against West Indies this summer.

Anderson has been a key figure in the England Test squad ever since making his debut in May 2003.

He holds numerous records for his national side and in world Test cricket, including the leading Test wicket-taker of all time for fast bowlers, was the first fast bowler to take over 600 Test wickets, the first ever fast bowler to take 700 wickets, and is England’s record Test wicket-taker with 700. He also holds the record for most England matches with 187 Tests.

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