I like the way you wrote that.
Essentially until the movie opened in China last weekend though the tallys were neck-and-neck. The $5m Chinese opening seems to be the difference in the two figures.
Still I'm pleased and not surprised. I always felt the "anti-American" prophets were being either a)overly gloomy or b)haters for the sake of it.
Captain America also has a slim chance to pull even or go ahead of Thor domestically which stopped at $181m. Captain America is at $173m now.