The total would be more than the overall box office of Supergirl, Elektra and Catwoman combined. Who could've guessed (sigh) the answer to all of their problems was to finally let someone else have a go at it?
Gadot didn't grow up with Wonder Woman and wasn't a big superhero fan as a child.
Two days before Wonder Woman opens, the blockbuster already has a 95% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the highest-rated superhero movie since The Dark Knight came out almost a decade ago. But there's no need to worry.
"Wonder Woman" isn't flawless - there are a few wonky moments, especially some cartoonish early scenes of Diana growing up on the island of Themyscira, among the Amazon warrior women. Figuring it to be the work of Ares, the god of war, Diana demands to be taken to the front line. In fact the on-screen chemistry that develops between the two over the course of the movie is probably the best thing about the film and helps to balance the disillusionment Diana faces as she faces war for the first time.
'And Then There Were Three...', the story depicting the first meeting between Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, is the first story presented and the main draw of the issue.
The movie, based on the DC Comics character, has earned acclaim for Gadot for landing a rare leading role for a woman in a super hero movie. As it's introducing Diana and her world, the film takes an already established higher being and challenges her infallibility. It was because she was always about peace and justice.
With the film's arrival this week, Jenkins is thinking about what "Wonder Woman" might mean for a new generation of aspiring superheroes - and filmmakers. The film doesn't quite hit its groove until Gadot shows up. She's kind of incredible in the way she commands attention here (befitting the character too).
"It's because she comes from a perspective of love and justice, so justice is really just the administrative arm of love". Both characters are allowed to be themselves and shine in their own way.
Her Chemistry with Chris Pine is one of the highlights of the movie and may be one of the reasons Gadot is as good as she is. "It's a way of saying you know we have to keep this fair for everybody and that's what she represents", she told Channel NewsAsia. Perhaps the only criticism with the film is that there is no post-credits scene so we had to wait for a minutes for the complete credits to roll.
On the challenge of making the story of woman universal: "That's the challenge - how to tell a story of a woman and make it universal, We are all used to having male protagonists in movies [directed by men]". Carter gave us the unforgettable spinning transformation, the addictive theme tune and proved week after week that no-one else could ever play Wonder Woman like she did. Less Batmen and supermenches, more wonderful women please.
Wonder Woman has a sense of humor too. The film also features a female director, Patty Jenkins, a rarity in an industry often faulted for its lack of diversity. "You can't empower women if you don't educate the men and you don't teach the boys, so as much as it's important for girls to be exposed and see this movie, it's important for boys to have a strong female figure that they can look up to".
The action, like the film itself, is solid but not truly memorable.