“Equalizer 3,” directed by Antoine Fuqua and featuring Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning, achieves the second-highest Labor Day weekend box office performance in history.

Denzel Washington reclaims the box office throne.

“The Equalizer 3” raked in an impressive estimated $42 million at the domestic box office during the extended four-day holiday weekend, marking it as the second-highest Labor Day weekend earner in history, as reported by various sources on Monday.

For context, Marvel Studios’ 2021 blockbuster “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” still holds the top spot for Labor Day weekend earnings with a record-breaking $94.6 million, achieved two years ago.