What do you call the bolded part of the movie's title?

For example:

Predator: The Last Stand

What do you call the bolded part.

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This is called a subtitle:

In books and other works, a subtitle is an explanatory or alternate title. [...] A more modern usage is to simply separate the subtitle by punctuation, making the subtitle more of a continuation or sub-element of the title proper.

They give the example Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest of a movie with a subtitle.

Yes, this is a bit confusing considering the other meaning of subtitle, so in the rare case you’d need to refer to half the title, you’ll need to use context to make it clear what you mean.

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