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Margot Robbie, Emilia Clarke, Millie Bobby Brown Top IMDb 2016 Most-Viewed Stars Ranking

The most popular Hollywood stars of 2016 according to IMDb were Margot Robbie, Emilia Clarke and 12-year-old Millie Bobby Brown of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” who also was the site’s No. 1 breakout star of the year.

The Amazon-owned entertainment site bases its annual rankings on page views of actors’ profiles from more than 250 million monthly unique visitors worldwide. IMDb doesn’t release actual numbers of views.

Top-viewed Australian thesp Robbie (pictured above) drew attention this year for her turn as as Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad,” and she also played Jane Clayton in “The Legend of Tarzan” and Tanya Vanderpoel in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” In 2014, she was IMDb’s top breakout star of the year, and ranked No. 3 on its 2015 Top Stars lists.

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke took the second spot. In addition to playing the Mother of Dragons in HBO’s hit series she appeared on the big screen in romantic drama “Me Before You” alongside Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games” movies), who charted on IMDb’s top 10 newcomers list.

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” launched several new stars this year. In addition to Brown, who plays telekinetically-powered Eleven in the show, Natalia Dyer hit the No. 4 spot on IMDb’s breakout stars list. Haley Bennett (“The Girl on the Train,” “The Magnificent Seven”) also charted for the first time in 2016 on both the IMDb top 10 breakout stars list (at No. 2) and the IMDb top 10 stars list (at No. 9).

IMDb’s overall popularity ranking is female-heavy, with Tom Hardy and and perennial charter Leonardo DiCaprio the only two male actors on the list this year:

  1. Margot Robbie
  2. Emilia Clarke
  3. Millie Bobby Brown
  4. Tom Hardy
  5. Morena Baccarin
  6. Gal Gadot
  7. Alicia Vikander
  8. Daisy Ridley
  9. Haley Bennett
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio

In addition to overall rankings, IMDb tracks actors who charted on its annual top 100 list for the first time in their careers in 2016. Its top 10 breakout stars of 2016 consistently ranked highest on the IMDb weekly STARmeter chart based on page views throughout the year:

  1. Millie Bobby Brown
  2. Haley Bennett
  3. Tom Holland
  4. Natalia Dyer
  5. Brie Larson
  6. Evan Rachel Wood
  7. Adam Driver
  8. Sam Claflin
  9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  10. Sofia Boutella

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