I dunno man, Star Citizen has already reached 34 million in funding. Keep in mind that they don't have to go through a third party like EA so most of that money will go to funding the game directly.
Then there's always EVE Online... quality-wise it's definitely "AAA."
Yeah, but most don't consider Star Citizen an MMO. Almost everyone I have talked to about it (big fan of Chris Roberts' games) views it as a very large space sim. Not an MMO.
I'm not saying it isn't, I'm just saying that most companies (and players) will see it as an open world multiplayer space sim.
Kinda like how most wouldn't see an open world multiplayer racing game as an "mmo".