Chris Evans Bounces Back to No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 10/13/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Chris Evans snags his second No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, vaulting 5-1 on the Oct. 17-dated list.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct. 9.

Evans, who previously led the April 25, 2018, Top Actors chart, moves back to No. 1 after posts commemorating the wrapping of shooting on the fourth film in the Avengers series, which does not currently have a name. (More on that below.)

He takes the top spot over Alyssa Milano, who reaches a new peak of No. 2, with by previous No. 1s Will Smith, Millie Bobby Brown and Kevin Hart rounding out the top five.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Oct. 17), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Mark Ruffalo

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    Last week: -

    In Avengers-related news, when asked on Twitter about the title of the fourth film in the series’ franchise, Ruffalo responded, “It’s Avengers 4: Register to Vote.” The tweet snags Ruffalo his first week on Top Actors since December 2017, with a 3,985 percent boost in Twitter likes.

  • 8. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 4

  • 6. George Takei

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

  • 4. Millie Bobby Brown

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    Last week: 7

    A pair of selfies posted to Brown’s Instagram were the top two most-interacted-with posts by an actor in the tracking week, gathering 4.6 million engagements in between them. They were led by an Oct. 5 photo captioned, “airplane mode on my phone sometimes,” referencing lyrics of the Stormzy song “Lay Me Bare.”

  • 3. Will Smith

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    Last week: 1

  • 2. Alyssa Milano

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Chris Evans

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    Last week: 5

    “Officially wrapped on Avengers 4,” Evans tweeted Oct. 4, the week’s most-favorited tweet by an actor. “It was an emotional day, to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.” The tweet has earned 1.4 million favorites and 355,000 retweets.