There may be enough disdain for the blockbuster franchise as a whole to carry its not-so-bad final installment to victory at the 33rd annual edtion of these kudos celebrating the worst in film fare. And there's no flop as notorious as "The Last Airbender" or "Gigli" to take its place.
The film did poorly at the box office, opening in seventh place with $4.8 million in weekend receipts. With a reported $6 million budget, it will be more embarrassing for its reviews than its bottom line.
It's now a question of whether the film will be remembered by the time the next Razzies roll around. These voters often have long memories; "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn" opened in February 1998. Despite only grossing $45,000 in 19 theaters, it went on to win Worst Picture 13 months later.
Another critically panned film was released last weekend: "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters." It topped the box office despite its critical notices (21 on MetaCritic, 18% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes).
However, last year's similarly revisionist "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" didn't make the Razzie lineup in any category, so "Hansel and Gretel's" rising stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton may be spared any further ignominy.