Dwayne Johnson Reclaims No. 1 Spot on Top Actors Chart

10:00 AM 2/3/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Johnson leads runner-up Kevin Hart on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Dwayne Johnson returns to the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, moving past Millie Bobby Brown on the ranking dated Feb. 7.

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 Jan. 30.

Johnson, who led for a chart-record nine straight weeks before Brown overtook him for one frame (dated Jan. 31), leads Kevin Hart, Deepika Padukone, Brown and Will Smith in the top five.

Meanwhile, Gal Gadot is the only actor to enter the top 10, rising 11-9. She replaces Jack Dylan Grazer, who falls 10-23.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position ranking, pick up the THR issue dated Feb. 7). For more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Noah Schnapp

    Last week: 9

  • 9. Gal Gadot

    Last week: 11

  • 8. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 5

  • 7. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 6

  • 6. Dove Cameron

    Last week: 3

  • 5. Will Smith

    Last week: 7

    The top post on Facebook by an actor in the tracking week was Smith’s Jan. 28 video showing him mouthing along to “Besame Mucho” by late Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora. “Saturday night,” he wrote. “Bored in the studio. Cesaria keepin’ me company til Jada gets home.” In all, Smith earned 687,000 Facebook post likes and 104,000 shares among all his posts.

  • 4. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 1

    A testament to her massive star power on social media: although Brown was down in points across all social media metrics, she still had two of the top three most-favorited posts on Instagram by an actor in the Jan. 24-30 tracking week. The top one of those two, posted Jan. 27and showing the Stranger Things star posing for a photo on the street in New York, garnered 2.9 million favorites.

  • 3. Deepika Padukone

    Last week: 8

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 4

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 2

    A week after Millie Bobby Brown ended Johnson’s nine-week run at No. 1,he regains the top spot with the most-liked Instagram post by an actor in the tracking week: a Jan. 28 of him playing “The Entertainer” on a floor piano with his feet.  It received 3 million favorites.