Jason Momoa, Macaulay Culkin Debut on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 12/29/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Jason Momoa and Macaulay Culkin make their first appearances on the top 10 of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, moving onto the Jan. 2-dated ranking at Nos. 4 and 9, respectively.

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. 25.

Ahead of both Momoa and Culkin, Priyanka Chopra leads Top Actors for a fourth week in a row, followed by Will Smith and Kevin Hart.

Two actors re-enter the top 10: Debby Ryan and Ryan Reynolds, at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

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

  • 10. Gabrielle Union

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    Last week: 7

  • 9. Macaulay Culkin


    Last week: -

    The holidays are a busy time for Culkin, thanks to his childhood roles as Kevin McCallister in the first two Home Alone movies. Culkin snagged 1.5 million Twitter likes in the Dec. 19-25 tracking week, paced by a Dec. 23 tweet in which he wrote, “I feel bad about all the burglars who never had the confidence to rob a house on Christmas thanks to me.”

  • 8. George Takei


    Last week: 4

  • 7. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 6

  • 6. Ryan Reynolds

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    Last week: 23

  • 5. Debby Ryan

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    Last week: 12

    “My dude asked me on a date,” Ryan posted on Instagram Dec. 24. “I said yeah because I always want to go on dates with him. Then he asked me to be his forever dude.” The photo, showing twenty one pilots drummer Josh Dun proposing to her in New Zealand, racked up 2.4 million favorites and 28,000 comments.

  • 4. Jason Momoa


    Last week: -

    Momoa celebrated the release of Aquaman by re-entering Top Actors at No. 4, his first time in the top 10 (he previously reached No. 17 in November 2017). He snagged 4.6 million Instagram favorites.

  • 3. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Will Smith

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 1