Will Smith, Priyanka Chopra Rule Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:45 AM 11/3/2018

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 rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart for the third week in a row, with Priyanka Chopra leaping 4-2 on the Nov. 7-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 Oct. 30.

Millie Bobby Brown, Kevin Hart and George Takei round out the top five, while Ricky Gervais is the chart’s lone mover into the top 10, as the actor-comedian rises 12-9.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position chart, check out the THR issue dated Nov. 7), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Jordyn Jones

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    Last week: 7

  • 9. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 12

  • 8. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 8

  • 7. Stephen Amell

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    Last week: 3

  • 6. Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Last week: 9

  • 5. George Takei


    Last week: 5

    "The difference is this: in 1942 when they came my family to march us out of our home at gunpoint, almost no one stood up for us,” Takei tweeted Oct. 28 in response to the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11. “Today, when something happens to any of us—Jew, trans, Muslim, migrant—many, many rise up. We can learn. We have learned. We must keep learning.” The tweet helped boost Takei to a 22 percent boost in Twitter likes.

  • 4. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 10

    Hart shoots 10-4 with increases in most social media metrics, led by 5.9 million Instagram favorites, up 144 percent. His biggest post was an Oct. 26 photo in which he advertised his new underwear line with Tommy John; it was the top post by a comedian in the tracking week, garnering 1.4 million favorites.

  • 3. Millie Bobby Brown

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 4

    An Oct. 24 Instagram photo showing Chopra with fiance Nick Jonas was the second-biggest social media post by an actor in the tracking week, garnering 2.9 million favorites. A photo of Jonas with Chopra’s baby nephew earned an additional 1.7 million, earning Chopra her highest Top Actors rank since August.

  • 1. Will Smith

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    Last week: 1