Top 5 foreign-language films

Leila Hatami (L) and Peyman Moadi in a scene from the Iranian film "A Separation" in this undated handout photo. The film was nominated for best foreign film for the 84th Academy Awards, announced January 24.. Sony Classics/REUTERS

The Iranian film, 'A Separation,' has been met with widespread critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination. Occasionally, foreign films score big at American box offices. Here are the all-time top-grossing foreign-language films in the US.

Source: Internet Movie Database, Yahoo! Movies

1. 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000)

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    An action scene from 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' starring Zhang Ziyi as Jen.
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From: Taiwan. Box office receipts: $128 million. Two warriors meet their match in a teenage girl on their quest to recover a fabled stolen sword.

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