Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.
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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Had the Best Opening Since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

By Christopher Campbell 

Not only did the sequel have the best opening-weekend attendance of the last two years, but it also out-performed the first Venom.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is Done Winning

By Christopher Campbell 

The latest Broadway musical adaptation has been panned by critics, and its opening weekend box office failed to meet expectations. But moviegoers do seem to enjoy it.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Had One of the Best Second Weekends of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Christopher Campbell 

The superhero movie also had THE best second weekend numbers since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in 2019.

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Breaks Box Office Records in a Huge Win for Asian Representation

By Christopher Campbell 

We break down the opening weekend attendance for Marvel’s latest superhero movie and look at where and why it’s such a success.

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Watch ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,’ Then Watch These Movies

By Christopher Campbell 

We recommend 13 movies to watch if you like the twenty-fifth entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The Sweet Box Office Success of ‘Candyman’

By Christopher Campbell 

Nia DaCosta became the first black woman director with the #1 movie in America.

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‘Free Guy’ Continues to Have the High Score at the Box Office

By Christopher Campbell 

‘Paw Patrol’ is on a roll, but other new movies were largely ignored.

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‘Free Guy’ is One of Ryan Reynolds’ Best Box Office Debuts

By Christopher Campbell 

Moviegoing was up this week over last week, with ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Don’t Breathe 2,’ and the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ all exceeding expectations.

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Watch ‘Free Guy,’ Then Watch These Movies

By Christopher Campbell 

We recommend 16 movies to watch after you see the Ryan Reynolds video game movie.