Dwayne Johnson Rules Top Actors Social Media Chart for Ninth Straight Week

10:00 AM 1/20/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The actor has led the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, more than any other person.

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Dwayne Johnson extends the record for longest streak at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, ruling for a ninth week in a row on the tally dated Jan. 24.

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. 16.

Beyond Johnson, Millie Bobby Brown ranks at No. 2 for a third week in a row, followed by three more women – Gal Gadot, Jennifer Lopez and Dove Cameron – in the top five.

Meanwhile, three top 10 re-entries hold down Nos. 8-10, led by Will Smith, who re-enters the chart at No. 8, followed by Nina Dobrev and Priyanka Chopra. It’s Dobrev’s first week inside the top 10 since October.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position ranking, pick up the THR issue dated Jan. 24), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 20

  • 9. Nina Dobrev

    Last week: 14

  • 8. Will Smith

    Last week: -

    While in Australia, Smith shared a pair of photos on Facebook that helped drive 748,000 likes on his page, a boost of 306 percent. One of the pictures, posted Jan. 15, showed the Bright actor at a coffee shop called Will & Co. “Two words,” he wrote. “I’m suing.”

  • 7. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 10

  • 6. Finn Wolfhard

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Dove Cameron

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 9

    Lopez flaunted her curves in a new campaign for Guess jeans that she posted to her Instagram, racking up 10.7 million favorites – up 77 percent – with the photos. She also added a picture with the crew from NBC’s World of Dance, which is gearing up for its second season.

  • 3. Gal Gadot

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 2

    Though she was down in overall chart metrics, Brown still snagged one of the top-performing Instagram posts by an actor of the Jan. 10-16 tracking week: a photo of the Stranger Things star hugging a giant teddy bear captioned “Thanks for the bear.” The post, which earned 3.1 million overall likes, was widely shared as fans speculated who might have gifted her the bear, many pointed to teen singer (and possible beau) Jacob Sartorius, who commented on the photo.

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 1