'Wonder Woman' Could Be One of the Top 10 Grossing Superhero Flicks of All Time, Gal Gadot Got Paid Shockingly Little

C'mon, Hollywood.
Publish date:
(Photo: Warner Bros.)

(Photo: Warner Bros.)

Wonder Woman is already the biggest hit of the summer, raking in $275 million domestically and $572 million worldwide in just three weeks.

What's more, Gal Gadot and her golden lasso may break superhero records. Comic blog Capeless Crusader has forecasted its domestic earnings to be $374.5 million at the 10-week mark, which situates it squarely in the 10 highest grossing superhero flicks of all time.

Wonder Woman saw a scant 43.3% second-weekend drop, which is the lowest of any superhero flick since 2010. If its box office success continues apace, it will rank as the ninth highest-grossing flick in US box office history, knocking Spider-Man 2 down to 10th place.

That said, Capeless Crusader expects Wonder Woman to screen in cinemas for longer than just 10 weeks. If give a 14-week run, the film could earn a total of $380 million domestically, which would put it in eighth place.

The numbers are undeniably good. But the film's star, Gal Gadot, may not see a fair share of the profits.

Gadot earned a shockingly low $300,000 for her starring turn in Wonder Woman. Although she certainly isn't going hungry, the news is a bit of an outrage given that Henry Cavill took home $14 million for playing Superman in 2013's markedly less successful Man of Steel

$300,000 is the rate she agreed to when she first signed onto three movies with Warner Bros, the other two being Batman v Superman and the forthcoming Justice League. Still, it speaks to the appreciable gender pay gap in Hollywood,

We just hope Gadot's Wonder Woman bonuses are good. Now a bonafide superstar, she'll certainly have some more bargaining power when negotiating her take-home for the sequels.