Will Smith Blasts to No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:15 AM 7/21/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Will Smith regains the No. 1 spot of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, climbing atop the July 25-dated ranking for a fourth week overall.

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 July 17.

Smith leads Lin-Manuel Miranda, who leaps six spots to No. 2, and Dwayne Johnson at No. 3.

Meanwhile, Tyler Perry scores his first week in the top 10, launching onto the chart at No. 4.

See the top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Mark Hamill

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    Last week: 4

  • 9. Bette Midler

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    Last week: 24

  • 8. John Cleese

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 5

  • 6. Sabrina Carpenter

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    Last week: -


    The actress and singer gains due to the latter career: the release of new song “Almost Love” and its corresponding video on July 13. Carpenter earned 193,000 YouTube likes as well as 274,000 favorites on Twitter.

  • 5. Chris Evans

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    Last week: 14

  • 4. Tyler Perry

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    Last week: -

    In all, Perry’s week on Facebook included 445,000 Facebook shares and 122,000 post likes, a byproduct of a July 10 Facebook video in which he warned viewers to not fall for scams on social media that used his name, saying that his team “has to shut down these things every day.”

  • 3. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 7

  • 2. Lin-Manuel Miranda

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    Last week: 8

  • 1. Will Smith

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    Last week: 3

    Smith’s rise back to No. 1 comes thanks to an abundance of Facebook post likes – 1.3 million overall, a 270 percent gain. In addition to posting from the 2018 FIFA World Cup with son Jaden, Smith congratulated Cardi B and Offset on the birth of their first child, Kulture, in a July 16 video.