We knew a second Super Troopers would be happening less than 30 hours after the comedy troupe Broken Lizard launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Fans of the first movie hit the initial goal of $2 million in just 26 hours.
But that $2 million was the minimum amount needed to fund the movie. They really needed more money to make the sequel even better than the first film, so the campaign continued for 30 days. And thanks to the awesome perks being offered by the comedy team, the impressive total climbed to $4.4 million.
To make sure the total went over the $3.5 million mark, Broken Lizard announced they would release their first movie Tin Foil Monkey Agenda exclusively to the thousands of contributors.
Thanks to the amount of effort they put into this campaign, they were able to produce the second most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie. It fell just a little short of the $5.7 million record held by the Veronica Mars movie.
Super Troopers 2 will go into pre-production next month, and filming will begin this summer in the Northeast. And if you were one of the over 50,000 people who contributed to the campaign, you will be receiving a lot of updates from the set.
It should be exciting to see how everything plays out. The first film grossed $23 million worldwide on a $1.2 million budget.[mashshare]