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 As expected Harry Potter dominated the movie box office this past weekend with the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Part one of the seventh and final film earned the series its greatest numbers yet, raking in more than $125 million in the U.S., according to CNN. It also shattered its previous record of $102.7 million brought in with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire five years ago.

Overseas, the fantasy adventure dazzled patrons alike. Hogwarts hysteria provided the UK with its best-ever three-day opening in history, while Deathly Hallows also grabbed the largest single day of tickets sold.

In other Harry Potter news, ABC Family has plans to bring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to cable television starting in 2013, says the The Hollywood Reporter. Parts one and two will follow the network's previous showings of the six other Harry Potter films.

"Our viewers have come to know ABC Family as the television destination for the Harry Potter films,” Tom Zappala, executive vice president of program acquisitions at ABC Family. "They're enormously beloved by our audience and the world over. We’re thrilled to extend our long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to include the final two installments."

Did you see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows during opening weekend?

by MacKenzie Wilson

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By MacKenzie Wilson