Dwayne Johnson Retakes No. 1 Spot on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

9:50 AM 3/10/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Johnson had ranked in the top five on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for the previous four weeks.

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Dwayne Johnson retakes the lead of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, beating out Jennifer Lopez on the tally dated March 14.

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 March 6.

Johnson returns to No. 1 for the first time in over a month, previously ruling the Feb. 7-dated chart – an uncharacteristically long streak off the top of the ranking, as his four-week run away from No. 1 (during which he was anywhere between Nos. 2-5) was his longest time spent not atop the chart since it began last June.

Meanwhile, Lopez moves 4-2, equaling her best chart peak set last August, while the chart’s previous leader, Millie Bobby Brown, drops to No. 16.

See the top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Chadwick Boseman

    Last week: 9

  • 9. Finn Wolfhard

    Last week: 11

    The Stranger Things co-star moved 171 percent in Twitter likes (177,000 total) with such deep thoughts as shouting out Antz and The Ant Bully (“Two ant-related films in the span of eight years!”) and wondering if “Abe Lincoln ever thought about changing up the look of his beard.” Oh, and the announcement of a September festival date with his band Calpurnia helped matters, too.

  • 8. Will Smith

    Last week: 3

  • 7. Gal Gadot

    Last week: 25

    Gadot posted pre-Academy Awards, where she was one of the presenters, on Facebook accompanying a video in which she was getting her makeup done, writing, “Good luck to all the nominees!” The actress was up in all chart metrics, including a 1,060 percent jump in Facebook post likes, with posts about the March 4 awards and her partnership with Revlon.

  • 6. Dove Cameron

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 5

  • 4. Lupita Nyong'o

    Last week: 10

  • 3. Zendaya

    Last week: 13

  • 2. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 4

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 2

    A throwback post leads Johnson’s charge back to No. 1: a March 1 Instagram photo featuring him as the Incredible Hulk for Halloween, decrying his “f*cked up haircut” in the picture. The post was the most-favorited by any actor in the Feb. 28-March 6 tracking week, earning 4.4 million likes.