Dwayne Johnson Regains No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 8/12/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Johnson is back at No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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After relenting No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart for a week to Cara Delevingne, Dwayne Johnson reassumes the top spot on the chart dated Aug. 16.

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 Aug. 8.

Four actors re-enter the Top Actors chart’s top 10, meanwhile, led by Spider-Man star Tom Holland (No. 20), while Nina Dobrev  reaches the top 10 for the first time.

See the full top 10 below (and for the full 25-position chart, check out the Hollywood Reporter issue dated Aug. 16), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Nina Dobrev

    Last week: 15

    Dobrev, whose previous peak in seven weeks on the Top Actors chart was No. 15 (the July 26-dated ranking), breaks into the top 10 with a 56 percent boost in Instagram favorites to 4.9 million in the tracking week, according to MVPindex. One post threw it back to Julianne Hough’s July 10 wedding to Brooks Laich in Idaho, at which Dobrev was a bridesmaid for the first time.

  • 9. Lily Collins

    Last week: 5

  • 8. Sabrina Carpenter

    Last week: 8

  • 7. Zendaya

    Last week: 24

  • 6. Shay Mitchell

    Last week: 11

  • 5. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 3

  • 4. Tom Holland

    Last week: 20


    Leaping 20-4 on the chart, Holland attains a 283 percent boost in Instagram favorites (5.2 million in all) after getting back into the swing of things with his Spider-Man: Homecoming promo in Tokyo. One photo, meanwhile, featured a screenshot of a Tumblr post hypothesizing that the actor “constantly looks like he’s hiding a frog in his mouth,” Holland responding that he “can confirm that the rumours are true.”

  • 3. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 6

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 7

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 1

    Johnson returns to No. 1 following the Aug. 8 announcement that his HBO series Ballers is coming back for a fourth season, gaining 179 percent in Facebook post likes. “Thank you ballers out there for rockin' with us and diggin' our show,” he wrote on Facebook.