By Isabel Jones
Jun 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

In the less than a month since Wonder Woman hit theaters nationwide, the superhero movie has grossed nearly $439 Million in the U.S. alone.

Despite the film’s status as a box office heavyweight (and a well-received one at that), Wonder Woman herself was paid a comparably low figure to star in the DC Comics adaptation. The Daily Dot reports that Gal Gadot received $300,000 for her star turn, as well as a subsequent $300,000 for her appearances in Batman v Superman and Justice League, respectively. Keep in mind, Gadot was shooting the film's heavy action sequences while pregnant! 

Though it is likely that Gadot will receive a bonus due to Wonder Woman’s box office success, her starting salary is alarmingly low. It’s not unprecedented in the superhero genre—Chris Evans received $300,000 for Marvel’s Captain America—but at the other end of the spectrum Robert Downey Jr. took home a cool $50 Million for The Avengers. In the DC universe, things are a bit more tense—fellow DC franchise star Henry Cavill was paid $14 million for his role in Man of Steel. Granted, it's unclear how much of Cavill's salary was made up of box office bonuses.

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Considering Wonder Woman’s cultural resurgence, Gadot is arguably in need of a major raise. Hopefully, the star will receive better pay when it comes to negotiations for a possible sequel.