Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Peck Break Into Top Actors Social Media Ranking Top 10

10:00 AM 9/2/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Dwayne Johnson, meanwhile, rules the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, for a ninth week.

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Dwayne Johnson rules The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors chart (dated Sept. 6) for a second straight week and ninth week overall, while Vanessa Hudgens jumps into the top 10 for the first time.

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 Aug. 29.

In all, six of the top 10 on the Top Actors chart are new to the region compared to the previous week, led by Hudgensand followed by Kevin Hart, Josh Peck, Priyanka Chopra, Nina Dobrev and Lucy Hale. Hudgens and Peck had never charted within the top 10 before.

See the full top 10 below (and see the full 25-position list in The Hollywood Reporter's issue dated Sept. 6), and for more charts from The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Sabrina Carpenter

    Last week: 10

  • 9. Lucy Hale

    Last week: 20

  • 8. Nina Dobrev

    Last week: 13

    The star of the upcoming sci-fi flick Flatliners (Sept. 29) looks to be a fan of Taylor Swift's new single; the actress tweeted a screenshot of her listening to "Look What You Made Me Do" on Spotify, writing simply, "Um… YES." The tweet was easily her most retweeted and favorited in a week that saw her boost 65 percent in Twitter likes, according to MVPindex.

  • 7. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 11

  • 6. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 2

  • 5. Josh Peck

    Last week: -

    Peck reunited with former Drake & Josh co-star Drake Bell at the Aug. 27 MTV Video Music Awards following the pair's public spat, which stemmed from Bell not being invited to Peck's June wedding. Peck leaps by 968 percent in social media engagement, driven mainly by a photo of the duo hugging.

  • 4. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 12

  • 3. Gal Gadot

    Last week: 8

  • 2. Vanessa Hudgens

    Last week: -

    After trying out a hairstyle that recalled Cher for the previous week's So You Think You Can Dance, Hudgens made waves with a blonde look that was at least partially inspired by Taylor Swift, per a video posted to her Instagram of Hudgens singing along to the singer's new single. It earned her 11 million Instagram favorites, up 205 percent.

  • 2. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 1