According to the Hollywood Reporter, the highly-anticipated comedy Anchorman 2 opened with $2.3 million in gate receipts from 8PM through midnight upon opening in U.S. theaters on Wednesday. The film, starring an all-star cast of comedians featuring Will Farrell, is expected to bring in around $30 million over a three day span and is on track to take in around $40 million over five days.  However, observers believe the film's take may be significantly impacted this weekend as it goes up against The Hobbit: Desolation of Smuag, Walking With Dinosaurs and Saving Mr. Banks - all which open on Friday.