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Emma Watson: I'll return to Brown next year

Emma Watson, July 11, 2011, in New York. AP

(CBS/AP) Fear not, collegiate fans of Hermione Granger. The star of the "Harry Potter" films will return to her Ivy League home next year. Emma Watson says she plans to return to Brown University to complete her degree.

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The British actress tells The Virginian-Pilot that she remains enrolled at Brown even though she'll study at England's Oxford University in the fall.

She says intends to return to Providence in 2012 to complete her studies at the Ivy League school.

The 21-year-old Watson left Brown earlier this year, saying she wanted to devote her time to the final "Harry Potter" film and other acting opportunities.

The final chapter in the series premiered last week, setting box office records. It took in an estimated $168.6 million domestically from Friday to Sunday. That beats the previous best opening weekend of $158.4 million for 2008's Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight."

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