Kevin Hart Leads Top Actors Social Media Ranking for the First TIme

10:00 AM 2/10/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Hart climbs to No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Though he’s led The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart since its June 2017 inception, Kevin Hart now reaches the peak of Top Actors for the first time, rising to No. 1 on the ranking dated Feb. 14.

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 Feb. 6.

Hart, who had previously ranked at No. 2 for multiple weeks (including the previous Feb. 7-dated tally), leads Will Smith, who climbs to a new peak of No. 2, followed by Dwayne Johnson, who falls 1-3.

Zendaya and Finn Wolfhard make major gains, leaping back into the top 10 at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, while Cara Delevingne and Shay Mitchell also re-enter the top 10 (Nos. 16 and 24) in a volatile week in which no actor in the top 10 remained in the same position from the previous week.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position ranking, pick up the THR issue dated Feb. 14), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Shay Mitchell

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    Last week: 24

  • 9. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 8

  • 8. Jennifer Lopez

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. Cara Delevingne

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    Last week: 14

    “#tbt [to] when she was a skater #youth,” wrote Delevingne in the caption of a Jan. 31 Instagram post showing the model/actor posing with a skateboard and donning a shirt with Bart Simpson’s face printed across it multiple times. The post was the fourth-most-liked post by an actor on the service in the tracking week, racking up 2.3 million favorites.

  • 6. Deepika Padukone

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Finn Wolfhard

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    Last week: 11

  • 4. Zendaya

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    Last week: 12

    Zendaya’s eight-spot chart rise – a byproduct of a 164 percent jump in Instagram favorites – is little surprise given she possessed the top two posts on Instagram by an actor in the tracking week and three of the top five posts. The posts ranged from a Jan. 31 photo of the actor/singer captioned “Glowy” to a reference to her announcement she was departing Disney, writing, “The end of an era,” accompanying a screenshot of her on a Disney Channel bumper at a younger age.

  • 3. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 1

  • 2. Will Smith

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    Last week: 5

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

    Though he’s led the Top Comedians chart every week since its June 2017 inception, Hart crowns Top Actors for the first time with a 148 percent jump in Facebook post likes. The top post, a Feb. 5 video that received 144,000 likes, celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory in Super Bowl LII.

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