Even Wonder Woman can't overcome the fight against the gender pay gap

Even Wonder Woman can't overcome the fight against the gender pay gap

And beyond that, the film clearly has staying power, putting up a respectable $41.2 million at the box office in its third weekend, despite coming in second behind Cars 3.

While $300,000 is still a lot of money, for a DC movie, especially as grand as Wonder Woman, it is chump change. - Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, and the upcoming Justice League - at a rate of $300,000 per film. That momentum, and strong word of mouth from people who saw the film and liked it, seems highly likely to earn Wonder Woman the less than $100 million it needs to reach the all-time superhero top ten.

Wonder Woman has been widely praised as a great movie, and Gal Gadot has been lauded for her portrayal of the feminist heroine.

Wonder Woman may have been pivotal in ending World War I, but there's still one fight she's yet to win: the gender pay gap. He earned US$300,000 for his first appearance as Captain America in The First Avenger. Between their multi-contract deals and the staggering cost of these movies, it's not unusual for some lesser superhero stars to see salaries in this range for their multi-million and billion dollar movies. Marvel is a step further with Robert Downey Jr earning some $50 million for his role as Tony Stark/ Iron Man in The Avengers.

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But don't think this news comes without pay discrimination critiques. Henry Cavill, meanwhile, snapped up a cool $US14 million or so for Man of Steel.

Gal Gadot as Diana Prince in a still from Wonder Woman.

While Cavill's slightly less impressive payout didn't come easy (he had to undergo a gruelling exercise regime in order to transform into Superman), it's not like Gadot didn't have to endure her own workout routine from hell.

First, the facts. According to an article by Variety, Gal Gadot signed a contract for three films in the DCEU. However, BoxOfficeMojo now has Wonder Woman at 18th place.

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