The Sundance 2014 release has reached $4.4m in the US since its release on October 17 2014 – which its representatives said was a new high-water mark for a crowd-funded film.

The previous record-holder was Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here on $3.6m.

Justin Simien directed Dear White People, which raised its initial production funds on Indiegogo and is the subject of a new Indiegogo documentary on YouTube.