Millie Bobby Brown Lands Third No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 2/24/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Brown leads Will Smith on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Millie Bobby Brown reclaims the throne of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, leaping 15 spots to No. 1 on the ranking dated Feb. 28.

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. 20.

Brown returns to No. 1 for the first time in five weeks, when she ruled the list dated Jan. 31. The Stranger Things star has now led the Top Actors chart for three weeks in all.

Other major chart moves in the top 10 include Emma Watson, who re-enters the tally at No. 7, and Michael B. Jordan, who makes his chart debut at No. 9.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position ranking, pick up the THR issue dated Feb. 28), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Blake Lively

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    Last week: 19

  • 9. Michael B. Jordan

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    Last week: -

    Jordan’s chart debut comes on the heels of a 537 percent boost in Instagram reactions, to 4 million overall. The actor promoted his role in Black Panther with multiple Instagram photos of him in costume as the villainous N’Jadaka. Fellow Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o (No. 11) and Chadwick Boseman (No. 12) also appear on the list.

  • 8. Dove Cameron

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Emma Watson

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    Last week: -

    Watson guest-edited the March issue of Vogue Australia (and adorned its cover), utilizing the tagline “Now is the time for thoughtful fashion” to promote sustainability in the fashion industry. She garnered a 118 percent bump in Twitter likes and 9 million Instagram favorites as she promoted the issue.

  • 6. Finn Wolfhard

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 4

  • 4. Zendaya

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Will Smith

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    Last week: 1

  • 1. Millie Bobby Brown

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    Last week: 16

    Brown scored the top post, two of the top three and three of the top five by an actor in the Feb. 14-20 tracking week, joined only by Emma Watson and Zendaya in the top five. Her top post: a Feb. 14 Instagram photo wishing beau Jacob Sartorius a Happy Valentine’s Day. It received 4.9 million favorites and 323,000 comments, more than any other post in either metric.

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