After a deadly-slow start to September, the box office is showing signs of life this weekend. To start, a new title will claim the top spot for the first time since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted five weeks ago. Actually, three new releases are expected to have decent showings this weekend. Honors go to thriller No Good Deed, which earned an estimated $8.8 million on its first day in theatres. Through Sunday, the Sony/Screen Gems release could earn as much as $24 million, or well above its high-end projection of $20 million. Dolphin Tale 2 took second place yesterday with an estimated $4.2 million. With a Saturday bump from family audiences, the sequel should earn close to $16 million through Sunday.
Full story and Friday’s top five films after the jump.