LOS ANGELES – Matt Damon’s spy thriller, “The Bourne Identity,” was the most rented home video of 2003, according to just released year-end figures. Damon plays a CIA assassin on the run with amnesia.

Combined revenues from DVD and VHS rentals of “Bourne Identity,” released on video last January, totaled nearly $79.2 million for the year, according to Rentrack Corp., a point-of-retail tracking service.

Not far behind was the con-artist caper “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Stephen Spielberg flick generated rental revenues of $75.5 million.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs,” the crop circle alien mystery starring Mel Gibson, ranked third with rentals totaling more than $74.9 million.

Rounding out the top ten rented videos of 2003 were: “Sweet Home Alabama”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “The Ring”, “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, “Bringing Down the House” ($64.2 million), J. Lo’s “Maid in Manhattan” and “Two Weeks Notice”.

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AP-NY-01-09-04 1111EST

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