Will Smith Regains No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking Amid 'Aladdin' Promo

6:45 AM 10/20/2018

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 shoots back to the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, leaping 3-1 on the Oct. 24-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 with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct. 16.

It’s Smith’s 10th week at No. 1 and third in the last four weeks.

He leads Kevin Hart, who rises 5-2 (his sixth week at No. 2 in the past eight weeks), followed by Stephen Amell, who reaches a new peak of No. 3 after previously climbing as high as No. 7 (Sept. 12).

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

  • 10. Alexandra Daddario

    Last week: 16


    Two weeks after reaching a new peak on Top Actors (No. 8, Oct. 10), Daddario returns to the top 10 with a 38 percent increase in Instagram favorites, plus 73,000 new followers. Daddario’s posts included a throwback photo to her as a young teen on Oct. 11.

  • 9. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 8

  • 8. Jada Pinkett Smith

    Last week: 11

  • 7. Chris Evans

    Last week: 1

  • 6. Millie Bobby Brown

    Last week: 4

  • 5. George Takei

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 7

  • 3. Stephen Amell

    Last week: -

    The Canadian actor vaults to No. 3 thanks to 3.7 million Instagram favorites, a boost of 522 percent, along with 494,000 Twitter likes and 219,000 Facebook post likes. The reason for Amell’s sudden burst of engagement? His sharing of a poster for The CW’s Elseworlds crossover, which features his Green Arrow character alongside The Flash, portrayed by Grant Gustin. Not much is known about the three-episode crossover event for the Arrowverse franchise, set to begin Dec. 9 and conclude Dec. 11 with episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 5

  • 1. Will Smith

    Last week: 3

    Smith grabs each of the top four most-favorited posts on Instagram by an actor in the Oct. 10-16 tracking week, led by a post promoting the first promotional poster for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, in which he portrays Genie. The film is scheduled for release on May 24, 2019.