After a trip to Dubai in October (for the filming of a "special" project), Will Smith's Instagram looked like he worked for the city's tourism board. All of that posting paid off, as one of his vacation videos just hit number three on The Hollywood Reporter’s charts for top actors on social media.
The Hollywood Reporter’s chart analyses data from a variety of social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, tracking engagement and numbers of followers of top celebs to produce a ranking of the most popular actors across social media platforms.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star and soon-to-be Aladdin Genie took a family trip to Dubai and the world-famous monument last October. As part of his new Facebook Watch series, he checked skydiving above the Palm Jumeirah off his bucket list with wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, who confesses her fear of heights in the series but agreed to carry out the feat in celebration of Smith’s 50th birthday. The Smith family also made a trip to the desert and watched the Dubai Fountain.
However, the thirty-second clip was only posted to his Instagram and Facebook pages on 2 March and it swiftly went viral, racking up an epic 7.3 million views and 26,500 comments on Instagram and 2 million views and 102,000 likes on Facebook. He rose from number ten on the chart to number three – missing out on the top two spots, which still belong to Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra. Also on the chart are familiar faces like his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya and Ryan Reynolds.
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