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ATLANTA -- Die hard Harry Potter fans flocked to Atlantic Station Thursday evening to be the first to see the final installment of the popular J.K. Rowling series.

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Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 and IMAX hosted several early screenings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." The final film in the Harry Potter series officially hit theaters across America at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning.

Harry Potter has already conjured up a tidy sum from the first overseas debuts of the final film. Distributor Warner Bros. says "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" took in $43.6 million in 26 countries outside the United States on its first day Wednesday.

Studio executives said Thursday the franchise finale had the biggest opening day ever in several countries, including Australia with $7.5 million, Italy with $4.6 million, and Sweden with $2.1 million. In France, the studio said "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" had the biggest Wednesday opening ever at $7.1 million.

The film continues opening worldwide Friday with franchise-record numbers expected in the U.S.

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