Dwayne Johnson Rules Top Actors Social Media Ranking for Sixth Straight Week

10:00 AM 12/30/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Johnson becomes the first actor to lead for six consecutive weeks on 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 becomes the first actor to rule The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors chart for six weeks in a row, while Will Smith breaks into the top 10 for the first time on the Jan. 3-dated tally.

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 Dec. 26.

Smith reaches the chart's top 10 for the first time after previously hitting a No. 17 high in his first week on the tally dated Dec. 27. He enters the top 10 as promotion picked up for his latest film, Bright.

Meanwhile, Kevin Hart returns to his previous chart peak of No. 2 (while concurrently leading the Top Comedians chart dated Jan. 3), while Zendaya and Zac Efron re-enter the top 10 at Nos. 5 and 7, respectively.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position ranking, pick up the THR issue dated Jan. 3), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 10

  • 9. Hugh Jackman

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Noah Schnapp

    Last week: 4

  • 7. Zac Efron

    Last week: 15

    The actor, who stars in the new film The Greatest Showman, wished followers a Happy Holidays with a Dec. 25 selfie on Instagram from atop a mountain. The much-commented-on post earned him 43,000 comments across the platform, a 192 percent gain.

  • 6. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Zendaya

    Last week: 21

    Like Efron, Zendaya appears in The Greatest Showman, and she posted multiple photos and videos on Instagram promoting the movie, including pictures from the film's Dec. 20 American premiere. In all, she garnered 7.9 million Instagram favorites, a boost of 246 percent.

  • 4. Will Smith

    Last week: 21

    It's the first week in the chart's top 10 for Smith, who garnered a 154 percent boost in Instagram favorites (5.5 million overall) while he promoted new film Bright, released on Netflix Dec. 22. He also wished Jamie Foxx a happy 50th birthday with a throwback photo of the duo.

  • 3. Finn Wolfhard

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 1