WILL SMITH

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

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

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.

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.