Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

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No. 5: The Veronica Mars Movie Project at $5.7 Million

Following the cancellation of the popular teen sleuth television series Veronica Mars, creator Rob Thomas and the show’s star Kristen Bell put together Crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to produce a movie adaptation. The Veronica Mars Project was launched on March 13, 2013 with a fundraising goal of $2 million. In the first day of the campaign, it broke the record as the fastest project to reach first $1 million, and then $2 million. The campaign ended on April 13, 2013 at $5.7 million in total funding, with over 90,000 donors contributing to the film. It became an iconic crowdfunding project as the entire film industry took note of the incredible success.  Even filmmaker Spike Lee reportedly decided to launch his Crowdfunding campaign (raising $1.4 million from 6,421 backers) after hearing news of the project. The Veronica Mars movie, which afterwards earned a greenlight from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, recently was released on March 14th, opening theatrically and on video-on-demand.