Dwayne Johnson Returns to No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 11/25/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Johnson and Gal Gadot lead 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 retakes the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, rising 2-1 on the ranking dated Nov. 29 after a week behind Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown.

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 Nov. 21.

Johnson, whose latest film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, looms on the horizon with a Dec. 20 release, is a busy man, promoting the first trailer for another upcoming film, Rampage (April 20) on Nov. 16.

Meanwhile, the Stranger Things cast continues to lead a youth movement within the chart’s top 10, with Noah Schnapp rising to a new peak of No. 3, followed by Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, plus Gaten Matarazzo at No. 8.

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

  • 10. Zendaya

    Last week: 5

  • 9. Shay Mitchell

    Last week: 15

    Mitchell re-enters the Top Actors chart’s top 10 for the first time since the ranking dated Oct. 25 with 7.3 million Instagram favorites in all, up 1.1 million from the previous week. She’s been posting about her trip to India for a photoshoot, dubbed her “shaycation.”

  • 8. Gaten Matarazzo

    Last week: 11

  • 7. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 4

  • 6. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 1

  • 4. Finn Wolfhard

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Noah Schnapp

    Last week: 4

  • 2. Gal Gadot

    Last week: 12

    The star of Wonder Woman, alongside promoting her appearance as the character in the new film Justice League, made waves with an 18-second behind-the-scenes video from her cover shoot with GQ. It racked up 341,000 post likes on its own, over half of Gadot’s 621,000 likes in the tracking week overall (up 325 percent).

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 2

    Johnson is one of the top presences on Instagram, actor or otherwise. His Nov. 16 Facebook post containing the new Rampage trailer was the most-liked (603,000 likes) and most-shared (231,000 shares) post by an actor in the tracking week, assisting him in a 75 percent boost in all social media conversation.