Will Ferrell plays Buddy Washington, an egotistical, obnoxious chess player at the top of his profession. He and his sidekick, played by David Koechner, seem invincible until their dominance is threatened by a new rival. Buddy Washington's excessive pride causes him to spiral downward to comical lows. When he is at the depths of despair, he removes his shirt and bellows,
Sweet Spider-Man's cymbal! My voice is a burning manhole!
After a wacky training process featuring a surprise cameo by Seth Rogen and a marginally-developed romantic subplot, he enters into a climactic showdown with his rival and emerges victorious - but not without learning a thing or two about friendship.
Estimated Opening Weekend Box Office Returns: $49.3 million