Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' salary was shockingly low


Wonder Woman was a good movie.

CapelessCrusader's Murphy Leigh analysed Wonder Woman's recent box office performance - specifically, it's week-to-week drop - and found that it could end its theatrical run as one of the top ten highest grossing superhero films. However, it did not reflect in actress Gal Gadot's paycheck.

Although it came in second to Cars 3 at the domestic box office, the Gal Gadot-led superhero flick brought in another $41 Million, giving it a total of $571.8 worldwide. In fact, at the time many were saying that the salary made sense because no one knew how audiences would react to Wonder Woman on the big screen as part of a Batman and Superman flick. Gadot is now in the second film of a three-picture deal in which she's being paid that figure for each project ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Wonder Woman" "Justice League").

Conversely, Marvel powerhouse Chris Evans signed onto the first Captain America movie for only $US300,000.

And Superman Henry Cavill reportedly earned $19 million for his role in Man of Steel.

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DC's Extended Universe has found very positive feedback from the release of "Wonder Woman", and can be said that the film is now a crown jewel of the superhero film franchise.

In contrast, Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. managed to negotiate his pay day up to around $55 million for Captain America: Civil War, Decider reports. She signed this deal back in 2014 so her salary could increase if she decides to do more movies in the future.

To the Average Joe, it probably looks like Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot is raking in the dough. And now, it appears Wonder Woman has a shot at another major box office list.

These observations undeniably warrant discussion, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and say that this is another instance of a "gender pay gap" - there could still be a lot of reasons why Gadot was offered that much money and the actors themselves have yet to comment on the issue.