‘Stranger Things’ Actors Reach Top Five of Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 11/4/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Finn Wolfhard and co-star Millie Bobby Brown break into the top five of the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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It’s a Stranger Things kind of top five on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart dated Nov. 8, as the show's young stars Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown take positions Nos. 2 and 4, 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 Oct. 31.

Behind Dwayne Johnson, who leads the chart for a 16th (nonconsecutive) week, Wolfhard jumps 9-2 while Brown moves 14-4, each visiting the top five for the first time. The full 25-position ranking, which can be found in the Nov. 8-dated issue of THR, also includes the show’s Noah Schnapp at No. 15. Stranger Things 2 premiered Oct. 27 on Netflix.

Meanwhile, Kevin Spacey enters the chart for the first time, debuting at No. 10 following an apology posted to his social media accounts for alleged sexual misconduct three decades prior (more on that below).

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, pick up The Hollywood Reporter’s issue dated Nov. 1), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Kevin Spacey

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    Last week: -

     In response to Anthony Rapp’s allegations of sexual misconduct three decades ago, Spacey apologized on Twitter, coming out as gay in the process. The much-criticized tweet received 81,000 likes, among the most for a single post in the tracking week by an actor.

  • 9. Zendaya

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    Last week: 7

  • 8. Vin Diesel

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    Last week: 4

  • 7. Vanessa Hudgens

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Jennifer Lopez

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Millie Bobby Brown

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    Last week: 14

    Stranger Things 2 premiere week was kind on a social media level to Brown, the young actress who plays Eleven. Her first week in the top 10 came with 6.8 million Instagram favorites, a 141 percent boost, one post promoting her upcoming appearance on The Tonight Show.

  • 3. Cara Delevingne

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    Last week: 11

  • 2. Finn Wolfhard

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    Last week: 9

  • 1. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 1

    Two of the top three most-engaged-with posts on Instagram by an actor in the tracking week came from Johnson, who jumped 40 percent in overall chart metrics. The top-performing photo (Oct. 28) found the actor celebrating the wrap of a week of shooting on the upcoming film Skyscraper (planned for a July 13 release), while the other (Oct. 29) found him meeting comic book legend Stan Lee at Los Angeles Comic Con that weekend.

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