People will say that dhoom 3 is biggest Brand which is true bt that does not means that any actor can give huge opening and more importantly huge lifetime that too with an avg movie.
Aamir did that so he must get his due share of appreciation.
Whenever he came with a fully commercial movie in recent times it broke opening records be it fanah ghajini or dhoom 3 the buzz for them were sky high specially for ghaijii buzz was unprecedented. Not only fully commercial movies he even gave record opening with 3 idiots and mangal pandey which were not fully commercial. Its not that every actor after comming from break can do so. Even Films like PK and Dangal were excellent and Talaash was also good considering its genre.
4 out of his 5 record openings are non holiday and he is just 1 short of Salman's record for most opening day which proves Aamir's star power.
Talking abt lifetime Aamir's Starpower Plays an imp role in making sure movie reach is at its peak. Classics like Dangal may not reach interiors let alone even crossing 100 cr with Actors like Irfan, I dont say this it was said by Indicine which doesnt like Aamir. So Starpower plays an imp role even in lifetimes as well.
Excuses cant change facts