Dwayne Johnson Rules Top Actors Social Media Chart for Second Week in a Row

6:30 AM 3/17/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

For the 29th nonconsecutive week, Johnson leads the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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For the second week in a row, Dwayne Johnson and Jennifer Lopez are Nos. 1 and 2 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, ruling the March 21-dated tally over Finn Wolfhard, Will Smith and Emma Watson in the top five.

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 13.

Below the top five, Chris Hemsworth makes his debut in the chart’s top 10 at No. 6 (moving 13-6), while Priyanka Chopra (No. 7) and Michael B. Jordan (No. 10) re-enter the top 10.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position chart, pick up the THR issue dated March 21), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Michael B. Jordan

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    Last week: -

    Jordan snagged a 148 percent increase in Instagram favorites with posts in the tracking week that included an announcement that he would be adopting the inclusion rider mentioned by Frances McDormand at the 2018 Academy Awards for the future projects helmed by his personal production company.

  • 9. Gal Gadot

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    Last week: 7

  • 8. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 5

  • 7. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: -

  • 6. Chris Hemsworth

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    Last week: 13

    After 10 weeks spent on the Top Actors chart beginning in August 2017, Hemsworth finally breaks into the top 10 with a 16 percent jump in overall chart metrics that included a 260 percent boost in Facebook post likes to 232,000 overall. Slightly less than half of those likes (111,000) came from a March 8 post in which he wished his mother, wife and daughter “and all the incredible women out there” a happy International Women’s Day.

  • 5. Emma Watson

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    Last week: -

    Watson marked International Women’s Day (March 8) with an Instagram post informing followers that she’d be taking over National Geographic’s Instagram feed for the day to highlight female photographers in the industry. It was the top post of the week by an actor (5.3 million likes). 

  • 4. Will Smith

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    Last week: 8

  • 3. Finn Wolfhard

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    Last week: 9

  • 2. Jennifer Lopez

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 1