Priyanka Chopra Scores Biggest Post, Will Smith Rules Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 12/1/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
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Will Smith takes the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors chart for a second week in a row, while Priyanka Chopra snags the most-engaged-with social media post by an actor on the Dec. 5-dated list.

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 Nov. 27.

The top four of the chart remains intact from the previous week, while Millie Bobby Brown sneaks into the top five(6-5).

Meanwhile, Anna Kendrick makes her first visit since December, and first ever to the top 10, thanks to a viral tweet that was the biggest by an actor in the tracking week.

See the top 10 below (for the full 25-position list, pick up the THR issue dated Dec. 5) and for more charts, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 13

  • 9. Alyssa Milano

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Anna Kendrick

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    Last week: -

    Apparently Kendrick forgot she had a role in Twilight, a realization to which she came with a Nov. 26 tweet that ended up going viral. The tweet was the biggest on Twitter by an actor in the tracking week, garnering 1.2 million likes and 176,000 retweets. Kendrick portrayed Jessica Stanley in the films.

  • 6. George Takei


    Last week: 7

  • 5. Millie Bobby Brown

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Gabrielle Union

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 2

    Chopra spends a rare moment perched atop the most-engaged-with posts list that Will Smith usually leads, with her reunion photo with beau Nick Jonas pulling 3.3 million favorites on Instagram, while the second-biggest, a Thanksgiving throwback pic by Smith, accrued 2.6 million.

  • 1. Will Smith

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    Last week: 1

    Although Chopra bested him for the week's biggest post, Smith still tops the list in overall social metric volume, paced by 12.9 million Instagram favorites. In addition to a throwback Thanksgiving photo showing his family, Smith also posted an Instagram pic with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton that snagged well over 1 million favorites.