SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today unveiled the Top 10 Stars and Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2018. Rather than base its annual rankings on small statistical samplings, reviews of professional critics, or box office performance, IMDb determines its definitive top 10 lists using data from IMDbPro STARmeter rankings, which are based on the actual page views of more than 250 million monthly unique visitors to IMDb.
“People turn to IMDb first to learn more about the talented actors behind phenomenal performances, which makes the IMDbPro STARmeter chart a uniquely accurate predictor of stars who are about to have a breakthrough career moment, including previous No. 1 Breakout Stars of the year Bill Skarsgård (2017), Millie Bobby Brown (2016), Bryce Dallas Howard (2015) and Margot Robbie (2014),” said Matt Kumin, Head of IMDbPro. “The suite of convenient IMDbPro tools and real-time insights, including our iPhone and Android apps and authoritative box office data from Box Office Mojo, empowers our members throughout the year with information that can make a difference in their projects and careers.”
The IMDb Best of 2018 section features a variety of additional year-end Top 10 lists, more of which will be unveiled in the coming weeks, as well as retrospective photo galleries, trailers, original videos (including an In Memoriam video), and other year-end coverage.
And the 2018 winners are:
IMDb Top 10 Stars of 2018*
1. Karen Gillan
4. Tom Hardy
6. Lily James
9. Josh Brolin
10. Tessa Thompson
*The 10 stars who consistently ranked highest on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart throughout 2018. IMDbPro STARmeter rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 250 million unique monthly visitors to IMDb.
IMDb Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2018*
6. Olivia Cooke
10. Jacob Elordi
*Among the select group of stars who charted on the IMDb annual Top 100 list for the first time in their careers in 2018, these 10 stars consistently ranked highest on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart throughout the year. IMDbPro STARmeter rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 250 million unique monthly visitors to IMDb.